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Bot and Botnets

There is no doubt that the Internet provides great opportunities for human life. Because it makes human life easier and connects people to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, there are malicious people who want to take control of these technologies that make life easier. Some of the common types of cybercriminals turn these technologies into slaves (bot) with malware that they infect computers. After a device turns into a bots, it usually becomes part of a botnet. Botnet is a large network of all other infected devices and is remotely controlled by hackers. Cybercriminals use these bots to send spam and attack more devices or attack various sites. A botnet (robot network) can have hundreds or even thousands of devices.



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