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“The 101” – Episode 10 – What, Exactly, is a Botnet?

September 13, 2017 / Sean Blanton

We’re back with another episode of The 101! This weekly security series aims to define endpoint security one question at a time. Tune in each week as we tackle a new term, concept, or comparison in our ongoing effort to provide clear definitions.

In this week’s episode, we learn more about a malware type that doesn’t always get the attention is deserves: Botnets.

They, too, are also misunderstood, all the way the way down to their basic terminology. So, to clear things up, today we ask: “What, exactly, is a botnet?

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