In an interesting article the BBC looks at how botnets are rapidly spreading throughout the internet

“Dr Cerf, who is one of the co-developers of the TCP/IP standard that underlies all internet traffic and now works for Google, likened the spread of botnets to a “pandemic”.

“Of the 600 million computers currently on the internet, between 100 and 150 million were already part of these botnets, Mr Cerf said.

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