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Premium-Inhalt. Not all are organized in the same way. That's the conclusion of a report from Damballa which seeks to categorize the dominate structures. It attempts to explain why certain types of blocking and filtering will work against some botnets, and not for others."The 'hybrid' threat banner is often cast about," says Gunter Ollmann, VP of Research, Damballa, an enterprise security company specializing in botnet mitigation "But that label means nothing to teams tasked with defending the enterprise. By explaining the topologies (and their strengths and weaknesses) these teams can better visualize the threat."The Star structure is the most basic and offers individual bots a direct communication with the Command and Control (CnC) server. It can be visualized in a star-like pattern. However, by providing direct communications with one CnC server the botnet creates a single point of failure. Take out the CnC server and the expires. Ollmann says the Zeus DIY botnet kit, out of the box, is a star pattern, but that botmasters often upgrade, making it multiserver."In most cases, particular botnets can be classed as a member of just one CnC topology--but it s often down to the botnet master which one they choose."Multi- Server is the logical extension of the Star structure using multiple CnC servers to feed instructions to the individual bots. This design, says Ollmann, offers resiliency should any one CnC server go down. It also requires sophisticated planning in order to execute. Srizbi is a classic example of a multi-server CnC topology botnet.The Hierarchical botnet structure is highly centralized and are often associated with multi-stage botnets--for example botnets who's bot agents have worm propagation capabilities--and utilize super-node-based peer-to-peer CnC. That means no one bot is aware of the location of any other bots, often making it hard for security researchers to gage the overall size of the botnet. This structure, says Damballa, is best suited for leasing or selling parts of the botnet to others. The downside is that instructions take longer to reach their targets so some kinds of attacks impossible to coordinate. Random is the reverse of the Hierarchical structure. This is decentralized and using multiple communication paths. The downside is that each bot can enumerate others in the neighborhood, and often communication lags between clusters of bots, again making some attacks impossible to coordinate. Storm would fit Damballa's Random model, as would botnets based off the Conficker malwareThe report, , also ranked different methods of fast flux, the method by which a CnC server changes its domains on the fly. Damballa found that Domain Flux, a process changing and allocating of multiple Fully Qualified Domain Names to a single IP address or CnC infrastructure, is the most resilient to discovery and mitigation.Robert Vamosi is a risk, fraud, and security analyst for Javelin Strategy & Research and an independent computer security writer covering criminal hackers and malware threats.
Premium-Inhalt. Less than 24 hours after , fraudsters are exploiting public interest with their attempts to spread spam and malware. Security researchers say they've observed hundreds of cases of malicious messages masquerading as information about Jackson's death. Some of them, they say, popped up within minutes of the news.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Senate has confirmed Julius Genachowski, a former technology adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign and transition team, as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Premium-Inhalt. The increasing power of supercomputers has gone from gee-whiz to ho-hum. IBM, with its petaflop-exceeding Roadrunner, seems to maintain a near permanent position on the Top500 supercomputer list, and it may be a longtime before it gives up the crown.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's iPhone 3GS went on sale in Japan on Friday morning.
Premium-Inhalt. Enterprises ready to restock with new PCs and take advantage of Microsoft's Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program might find the cost savings to be less than originally thought.
Premium-Inhalt. The has an iPhone app. So does , the Pennsylvania-based weather service. And just like the , someone wondered whether these two great news sources would go great together.
Premium-Inhalt. The latest generations of server processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices don't deliver the promised gains in performance, according to the head of technical operations at Facebook, a massive consumer of servers.
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices has quietly released a low-voltage chip that has made its way into a new netbook from Acer, forcing the chip designer into the netbook space.
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Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla is expected to release its Firefox 3.5 browser on Tuesday morning, a company representative said on Friday afternoon.
Premium-Inhalt. Elsewhere on the site, we've posted , some of whom are upgrading to the new phone and some who aren't. Put me in the "aren't" group.
Premium-Inhalt. A little more than a week ago, just as Apple was about to unleash the on a waiting world, we fired off a blog post in this very space to ask our readers the $199/$299 question: ?
Premium-Inhalt. The theme for is choice. And for the $5 that this retro diamond collection game from costs, we found a great deal of choices available. Let's start with three different control modes, including two multi-touch arcade styles. Surprisingly, we found that the traditional arcade controls were better suited to the game, as touching "Rockford," the game's character, to move him frequently obscured the screen.
Premium-Inhalt. At Crazy Cringely's House of Windows Upgrades, we're slashin' prices to the bone. Are you jonesin' to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium? It won't cost you $129. Not $127, or even $124. Just $119.99 -- a savings of nearly 8 percent over the cost of upgrading from XP to Vista! Can you believe it?
Premium-Inhalt. Security firm Symantec leads the security and storage software market in Malaysia as well as Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ), according to analyst firm IDC, which does customised reports for technology providers.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to incorrect information provided by Keynote Systems, the story "News sites falter as traffic spikes after Jackson's death" and a subsequent update, both posted Friday, included CNN Money on a list of news sites that experienced performance problems when news of Michael Jackson's death broke. The stories have been fixed on the wire and the mention of CNN Money has been removed from the sub-headline deck and from the second paragraph.
Premium-Inhalt. Starting today, businesses and consumers who purchase copies of Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate will be assured of an upgrade to Windows 7 at little or no cost, when the latter is released later this year.
Premium-Inhalt. Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Studio 5, rebranding and repositioning the animation application as an educational tool for multi-technique animation. The release includes a new stop-motion animation feature, as well as traditional, digital, cut-out, and rotoscoping animation techniques.
Premium-Inhalt. You know the routine: Some game or application changes your screen resolution, and when it changes back again, your carefully crafted icon layout is totally messed up. Not cool, Windows. Not cool.
Premium-Inhalt. The European Union has allocated about €4 billion (US$5.58 billion) for infrastructure development including ICT in the eastern and southern Africa region.
Premium-Inhalt. Data-loss prevention is rapidly becoming the next big battlefield in IT security.
Premium-Inhalt. New survey results cast doubt on whether computing adoption will ramp up in the next 12 months, with only 15% of corporate customers having adopted or considering adopting cloud technology over the next year.
Premium-Inhalt. A bill in the U.S. Senate that would allow President Barack Obama to shut down parts of the Internet during a cybersecurity crisis will likely be rewritten and needs input from private businesses, said a congressional staff member associated with the legislation.
Premium-Inhalt. Heightening competition in the African broadband market, the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) has announced that the first section of the East African Submarine System (EASSY) cable has been loaded on a ship for transport and is on course to Mozambique.
Premium-Inhalt. Avaya announced the company has received the highest rating -- Strong Positive- in Gartner's recent "MarketScope for Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals, 2009". The report evaluated leading vendors' voice response systems and applications, and rated vendors according to a number of criteria.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's pricing of Windows 7 threatens to derail its efforts to move users off the aging Windows XP and make them forget the bad taste of Vista, a retail research analyst said today.
Premium-Inhalt. Adaptec has announced the availability of the Adaptec Series 5Z Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID controller family. Apaptec says these high-performance controllers integrate an industry first, flash-based Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection module that provides data center managers with a single controller solution for data protection in the event of both power loss and drive failure.
Premium-Inhalt. Vocal Laboratories has published the results of a study that shows in telephone-based tech support. The study said that 58 percent of Apple customers reported that they were "very satisfied" with the results of their call, compared to 46 percent of Dell customers and 43 percent of HP customers.
Premium-Inhalt. "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" - The Second Coming, William Butler Yeats
Premium-Inhalt. Apple is under fire for changing pricing on iTunes, but leaving old iTunes gift cards on shop shelves.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple now holds a 9.5 per cent stake in , the London-based company that developed the technology used in the 3G iPhone's graphics chips
Premium-Inhalt. Apple should have revealed that CEO Steve Jobs had a liver transplant, because it is a "material fact" for shareholders of the company, at least according to .
Premium-Inhalt. Apple may see the Apple TV as only a hobby, but the company has added gestures support to the media hub.