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A security researcher has discovered a potentially crippling vulnerability in one of the most widely used botnet toolkits, a finding that makes it easy for blackhats and whitehats alike to take control of huge networks of infected PCs. The flaw in the Zeus crimeware kit makes it trivial to hijack the C&C, or command and control …

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I wonder...

..how long before botnet toolkit 'providers' have their own 'Patch Tuesday'

..or maybe they already have.

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What colour hat[s] shall I wear today, says I to me and they to we.

"Disclosure of this issue is a bit tricky." ..... :-) Now, that made me smile ...... http://xs-sniper.com/blog/2010/09/27/turning-the-tables/

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turnaround is fair play?

Set the botnet to:

attack itself.

attack Zeus writes

attack other botnets, and create an all out war

uninstall itself (after downloading and installing all windows updates)

install linux, and destroy the windows folder

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Nearly upvoted you

But then I read your final line and can't help but feel as though you were being serious.

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Now that's irony!

Howe about using the backdoor to install antivirus on these peoples computers and then charge them for it?

It's what they deserve, you have to admit

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