Stephen Cooper has taken a close interest in online security since his thesis on internet encryption in the early 90s. He believes that technology should serve the needs of people and so writing about protection from snoopers and hackers is his ideal niche. After working as an IT consultant across Europe and the USA, he has become adept at explaining complicated technology in everyday terms. He is a people person with an interest in technology.
A botnet is a group of computers controlled by a hacker. The method of control combines two key advantages for the hacker. First, it amplifies the damage they can do, and second, the attacks don’t originate from their own computer, which makes them nearly impossible to trace. If your computer is infected by malware, […]