How do you detect a "botnet," a network of computers infected with malware so called zombies that allow a third party to take control of those machines? The answer may lie in a statistical tool first published in 1966 and brought into the digital age researchers writing this month in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.
Millions of computers across the globe are infected with malware, despite the best efforts of public awareness campaigns about phishing attacks and antivirus software. Much of the infection is directed towards allowing a third party to take control of a given machine or indeed a network of machines and exploiting them unbeknownst the legitimate users in malicious and criminal activity. Security and software companies do monitor internet security and there have been many well-publicized successes in destroying such botnets. However, malware writers are always developing new tools and techniques that allow them to infect unprotected computers and rebuild botnets.
Download Power Point Presentation