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Computer Networking : A Top-Down Approach

Computer Networking : A Top-down Approach

Authors: James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross Chapter: Computer Networks And The Internet
ISBN: 9780132856201 Exercise: Review
Edition: 6 Question: 27

 

Question

Describe how a botnet can be created, and how it can be used for a DDoS attack.

Answer

The following steps to create a botnet:

  • Prepare host systems to find the vulnerability attacker tries.
  • Using the Trojan to fight against attackers or compromises the host system.
  • This process is called botnet.

DDoS attack:

  • DDoS means Distributed Denial-of-Service.
  • The host systems can scan the environment and control the systems from the attacker.

 

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