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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: “There is nothing on my computer that a hacker would" Reply with quote

“There is nothing on my computer that a hacker would be interested in”

Great write up from the SANS Handler's Diary. I've heard plenty of people say this.

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So what would a criminal be interested in on this average computer?

CPU: botnets often use their slave machines to send email, proxy web traffic, and launch denial of service attacks. These all use slices of CPU on the machine to do work that they would otherwise not have the resources to do.

Memory: User’s browsing habits, username/password credentials, and other sensitive user data is captured out of memory.

Hard Drive: I have seen bot-nets that perform no other service than act as a giant library to store pirated films and audio.


There's more. Recommended reading!
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