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Nov 12 2008   2:38AM GMT

Overheard: Using fast flux for nefarious purposes

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

skoudis3.gif Since the summer of 2007, there has been an explosion of large-scale fast-flux botnets. With this technique, bad guys can leverage thousands of disposable drone machines as intermediaries, rapidly switching between different systems, confounding investigators who try to trace back a constantly fluctuating set of targets.

Ed Skoudis, Thinking fast-flux: New bait for advanced phishing tactics

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