Instant Messenger Could Control Hacked Computers

Jul 13, 2004
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Instant messenger could control hacked computers

17:16 13 October 04 NewScientist.com news service A US computer programmer has created a software robot that uses instant messenger – a program that allows people to exchange messages over the internet in real time - to control a computer remotely.

So-called “chatterbots” have been created in the past, allowing programmers to use IM to automatically upload files from their computer. But “Nmapbot", created by Virginia-based Abe Usher, is the first that allows someone to scan a remote network for machines that could be hacked into. Nmapbot also allows a hacker to use compromised machines to launch a denial of service attack.
























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