SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Which one of the following malware is used in the Internet Relay Chat channel or other chat system to coordinate the activity of many infected computer?

    A)  Keyloggers

    B)  Adwares

    C)  Dialers 

    D)  Botnets

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Botnets sometimes compromise computers whose security defenses have been breached and control ceded to a third party. Each such compromised device, known as a "bot", is created when a computer is penetrated by software from a malware (malicious software) distribution. However, it could also be someone (or a spider) that hacks into a computer. The controller of a botnet is able to direct the activities of these compromised computers through communication channels formed by standards-based network protocols such as IRC and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Botnets are increasingly rented out by cyber criminals as commodities for a variety of purposes.

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