What are botnets | How do They Work? | Computing Australia

What are Botnets and How do They Work?

A bunch of university students, initially targeted vulnerable IoT devices to create a powerful botnet. But with the code being posted online, other criminal minds are already at work building and modifying the code for bigger and more dangerous attacks. So, what are botnets and how do they work?

Does SSL mean a website is secure? | Computing Australia

SSL Does Not Mean A Website Is Secure

The SSL encryption can defend against hackers who’re trying to intrude on your internet activity and also protect your data. But that doesn’t mean all the SSL certified sites are safe; even cybercriminals use encryption now. They use SSL to hide malware, and if your firewall isn’t scanning SSL-encrypted traffic, then your network is vulnerable.