Chapter 12 Quiz

Question:

Centralized Botnets often use either IRC or HTTP for communication. Give an advantage achieved by using each, and a disadvantage of using each.

Answer:

Quiz Solution

Discussion:

  • In the begining of the chapter, the book gives a scenario where an unknowing person has become a bot host and has his internet turned off and has received emails from various companies warning him to stop. Is he responsible for what the bot did while in control of his machine?
  • The book mentions a few cases where the botmasters are arrested, all of them were either teenagers or in their early 20's. Is this a coincidence or are the younger people tending to be resposible?
  • What makes P2P such a problem for security?
  • How can we prevent botnets?
Topic revision: r3 - 2014-04-02 - JimSkon
 
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