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View Full Document Right Arrow Icon;txt#comments I was surprised when I read this article which talks about an application on “facebook” a social network website which installed botnets. A demo application called “Photo of the day” displays a new photo from National Geographic everyday. And every time someone views the photo,the host computer is forced to serve a request of 600Kbytes.Such botnet could be used for other types of attacks such as
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Unformatted text preview: spreading malware,scanning computers for open ports etc. ..The facebook and other social networking people should be careful in designing their platform and API's so that there are few interactions between the social utilities they operate and the rest of the Internet. We should be really careful while using certain applications on any social networks....
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