Zombie (Computer Science)

Zombie (Computer Science)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In computer science, a zombie is a computer connected to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, computer virus or trojan horse and can be used to perform malicious tasks of one sort or another under remote direction. Botnets of zombie computers are often used to spread e-mail spam and launch denial-of-service attacks. Most owners of zombie computers are unaware that their system is being used in this way. Because the owner tends to be unaware, these computers are metaphorically compared to zombies. Zombies have been used extensively to send e-mail spam; as of 2005, an estimated 50-80% of all spam worldwide was sent by zombie computers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Sess Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136262207
  • 9786136262208