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August 20, 2009

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Interview with a Botmaster

Two things about this article on botnets are interesting:

  1. “The botmaster, upon realizing that one of his bots was suddenly sentient, appeared to assume that the researcher was a fellow botmaster and that their respective networks had ‘collided.’ The researcher worked to strengthen the botmasterís assumption. Pretending to be a fellow botmaster, the researcher asked about the server software. Figure 3 shows the initial conversation with the botmaster.” (Here.)

  2. Who’s responsible for this bit of investigative cyber-journalism? Why, it’s… Cisco. I think you’re going to see more and more entities not traditionally in the business of journalism supporting and publishing stuff like this.
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Posted August 20, 2009 at 12:44 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted

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I think you're going to see more and more entities not traditionally in the business of journalism supporting and publishing stuff like this.

That's one of the things I've been telling journalism students recently -- every org is becoming a media org. You might not be able to get a job with a newspaper, but the skills related to finding stuff out and telling people about it in a compelling, structured way are still (and will continue to be) in demand.

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