Cambridge prof warns of Skype botnet threat

Thursday, 26 January 2006, 2:27 PM EST

VoIP apps could be used to cloak networks of zombies, used to launch DoS attacks, a Cambridge professor has warned. Armies of ordinary PCs – 'botnets' – that have been infected by a virus and put under malicious control could be controlled and orchestrated by messages hidden in VoIP traffic generated by programs such as Skype, warned Jon Crowcroft, Marconi professor of communications systems at Cambridge University.

At PC Advisor.

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