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May 31, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Botnets are series of computers that are infected without their owners knowing it. Those computers -- possibly your computer -- are then used to send spam, relay stolen data, all sorts of bad stuff. Corporate bigwigs met for a summit on botnets at the White House yesterday, trying to find a way to make sure computers aren't infected with bad software.

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White House summit on botnet combat held

May 31, 2012
Industry titans gather to figure out how to keep people off zombie networks.

Botnets are series of computers that are infected without their owners knowing it. Those computers — possibly your computer — are then used to send spam, relay stolen data, all sorts of bad stuff. Corporate bigwigs met for a summit on botnets at the White House yesterday, trying to find a way to make sure computers aren’t infected with bad software.

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