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Internet security experts bracing for new wave of criminal ‘bot-net’ attacks

One of the world’s leading Internet security firms expects a spike in criminal activity involving zombie computers in the next six to 18 months. Vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s popular media player and a component of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser left users vulnerable to malicious code from dubious web sites until the companies released patches to close the loopholes. Dean Turner, executive editor of Symantec Corp.’s Internet security threat report, says there’s no evidence hackers have exploited these openings yet to insert viruses that draft unprotected computers into so-called bot nets. Full Story

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