How bot those nets?

Thursday, 27 July 2006, 10:57 AM EST

The term used for a computer remotely controlled by someone else is a "bot". A group of computers - thousands or even millions - controlled by someone else is a bot network.

Estimates are that millions of computers on the internet today are part of bot networks, and the largest bot networks have over 1.5 million machines.

At Wired.

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