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What are Botnets and How Do They Work

What are Botnets and How Do They Work

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Botnets is comparable to compulsory military service for windows boxes" - Stromberg (http://project.honeynet.org/papers/bots/) Botnets are networks of computers that hackers have infected and grouped together under their control to propagate viruses, send illegal spam, and carry out attacks that cause web sites to crash. What makes botnets exceedingly bad is the difficulty in tracing them back to their creators as well as the ever-increasing use of them in extortion schemes. How are they used in extortion schemes? Imagine someone sending you messages to either pay up or see your web site crash. This scenario is starting to replay itself over and over again. Botnets can consist of thousands of compromised machines. With such a large network, botnets can use Distributed denial-of-se...

Windows Mobile Phones has been Discontinued : Microsoft

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After all the pressure and perseverance, Microsoft has confirmed that windows mobile phones will be discontinued. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile via some tweets on Twitter hours ago.While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear that the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users. the vergeOf course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, But building new features/hw aren't the focus - says BelfioreDuring the recent Windows 10 Fall Creators Update development phase, it has been obvious Microsoft is no longer working on the mobile exp

Format Virus Infected USB / Pen drive Using Command Prompt

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Formatting Pendrive by usual method (Right click --> Format) doesn't remove some harmful virus. By following the below steps you can remove all the harmful virus in your USB drive without any antivirus software.Insert your Pendrive to be formatted into USB port.Open MyComputer and check for the USB drive letter followed by colon(:) and note down in your mind.Open Command prompt through RUN command (Window key + R) then type cmd in RUN command and press OK. ***Command Prompt window will be openIn that type Format G: Eg: C:usersdinesh>format g:Now Command prompt verifies your system and ask you to press Enter. Then Formatting your Pendrive starts. (It takes some minutes)It asks you to enter volume label If none press Enter.Yeah! You have removed virus from your Pendrive.Note: You can ...