How to Defend Against New Botnet Attacks

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In 2008, botnets were responsible for 90 percent of spam. The ever-changing nature of botnets makes them hard to detect and even harder to defend against—and these compromised “robot” computer networks don’t seem to be going away in the near future. Learn about new and sophisticated botnets, how they can affect your business network, and the steps you can take to protect your company from a botnet attack.

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