Hacked Web Servers Taking Over Bot Control From IRC

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titled "Spying on bot nets becoming harder"

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It is easier to compromise an existing web site than to register and
implement a new one. That is why webmasters need to put extra effort into
securing their sites (partcularly php, vb and perl based functions). This
also means checking for "hidden" or "system" files hiding in hidden web
page directories where a lot of the activity happens.

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