How to Survive a Botnet Attack: Track 1

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Have you ever clicked on a link you were unsure of, or downloaded a risky attachment? If so, then you are in danger of becoming part of a Botnet, also known as a ‘zombie army'. The term ‘zombie army’ is used to refer to a number of computer networks that have become infected as a result of malicious third party software sneaking onto a user’s computer and then linking it to others to send spam to, or steal data from. ‘How to Survive a Botnets Attack’ is a short animation that explains how to work safely on the internet and avoid your computer joining the ranks of the un-dead.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Friday 22nd July 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Computing and ICT
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Track 1: How to Survive a Botnet Attack?

This animated tutorial shows you how to spot and survive a botnet attack and also how to prevent one from ever happening again.


© The Open University 2011


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1 How to Survive a Botnet Attack?    This animated tutorial shows you how to spot and survive a botnet attack and also how to prevent one from ever happening again. Play now How to Survive a Botnet Attack?