Botnets: How your computer might secretly be doing the work of international criminals
Your computer or router looks innocent enough. But it could be taking part in international crime without your knowledge. That's if it is being used in a botnet, or a collection of computers that have had malicious software installed on them that allows someone to direct them as a group from afar. Security experts say that botnets are one of the many dangers that are posed to computers and their owners — and the opportunities to use them are growing all the time.
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