Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kraken, the friendly bot?

Slashdot had another post today, dealing with the Kraken Bot. (I'm linking the articles here so I can read them in depth a little later.) It seems the Kraken botnet was infiltrated, and the authors of the papers realized they would be able to re-seed the commands to patch (cleanse?) the impacted bots. Slashdot rightly ponders the risks/benefits of a "friendly worm." The articles are:

Owning Kraken Zombies


Kraken Botnet Infiltration

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