Macworld: News: With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves

Macworld: News: With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves: Until recently botnets would always look for commands on a pre-allocated IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel but now distributed RSS-based command-and-control networks are coming into favor, Huang said. This makes it much harder for law enforcement to take down the computers that are actually sending the instructions to the botnet machines.
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