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A new strain of the ZeuS crimeware toolkit comes with a peer-to-peer design that lets infected machines bypass centralized servers when receiving updates and marching orders from operators, a researcher said. The update to a custom-built ZeuS variant known as Murofet could make it harder for white-hat hackers and law- …


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It works the other way too

The fun thing about updating via P2P....

Once you've cracked how its updated, how to contact it... you can do something clever - you make it uninstall itself :)

Its been done to other botnets before, use the technology against them.

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