How do botnets work?
Botnets work by installing malware on compromised computers using techniques such as phishing. Infected computers are then remotely controlled by hackers, who can use them to launch attacks or gather information. Hackers can send instructions to infected computers to launch attacks or collect information.
How can I protect myself from botnets?
To protect yourself from botnets, it’s important to keep security software and operating systems up to date, not to click on suspicious links or attachments, and to use security software like Altospam’s Mailsafe to detect and remove malware. It’s also important to limit computer access to the Internet, and to set up security policies for users.
How to detect a botnet?
Botnets can be detected using security software that can identify suspicious activity on computers, such as outgoing connections to unknown IP addresses or communication with command and control servers. Abnormal behavior, such as high bandwidth usage or increased network traffic, can also be signs of botnet infection.
Applications with Altospam’s Mailsafe solution
In the context of spam and virus prevention, botnets are detected either by direct analysis of the smtp transaction originating from a non-fqdn user workstation, or by the standard antispam and antivirus analysis technologies integrated into Altospam Mailsafe. Trojans designed to create botnets are blocked in the same way as viruses and ransomware, via the anti-malware fortress.