[Full-disclosure] Oh Yeah, botnet communications
tbiehn at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 04:38:37 GMT 2009
Dont concentrate on the mundane, the core issue is the unpredictable nature
You have them all coordinate reading the news at 12:00 AM GMT.
You build some silly algorithm that ensures they pick the right article.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:34 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 23:13:38 EST, T Biehn said:
> > You know how the current amateur botnet offerings are basing domain lists
> > off the current time to allow the 'good guys' to prepare?
> > Why not base the seed off something like a news RSS feed? I asked some
> > whitehats when I was ruined in Washington DC and they couldn't tell me.
> If you're the botnet owner, you need to have some way to know what domain
> name your botnet will be looking for, so you can register it.
> If you look at 11:06AM, see the top news story is something about Obama
> flipping the Republican party the bird, and computes the domain name to
> register based on that, but then at 11:07AM some editor at CNN pulls that
> headline and replaces it with "Obama sends obscene gesture to Republicans"
> before your bots wake up at 11:08AM and check what domain to use, you're
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