Botnet Detection and Removal: Methods & Best Practices
Botnet 101 Before we get to best practices in botnet detection, let’s do a quick review of exactly what a botnet is. One of the most powerful ways to pursue any computationally challenging task is to leverage the untapped processing power of a very large number of everyday endpoints. This is the idea behind the modern botnet: a collection of compromised workstations and servers distributed over the public Internet, which jointly serve the agenda of a malicious or criminal entity. Once i
The Tor Project makes a browser that allows anyone to surf the Internet anonymously. Tor stands for "the onion router" and that describes how the service works. Traffic is routed through a number of relays run across the Internet where each relay only knows the next hop (because each hop
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