ARTICLE/INTERVIEW: Botnets, once limited to computer networks, are expanding and changing as more devices are connected to the Internet


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May 5, 2016 – BY: ERNEST WORTHMAN

Botnets, once limited to computer networks, are expanding and changing as more devices are connected to the Internet—and becoming much harder to detect and destroy.

The term botnet—a contraction for robotic networks—conjures up the days when it was just a collection of computers that were largely autonomous, on a local network and usually assigned to repetitive tasks. But that is changing fast with the Internet of Things/Everything/Anything and the cloud. Today, with everything being connected to everything else, the potential havoc botnets can wreak is orders of magnitude higher than before.

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