Gloss on Ping Poetics

Gloss on Ping Poetics

A zombie computer (often shortened as zombie) is a computer
attached to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, a
computer virus, or a trojan horse. Generally, a compromised machine is
only one of many in a botnet, and will be used to perform malicious
tasks of one sort or another under remote direction. Most owners of
zombie computers are unaware that their system is being used in this
way. Because the owner tends to be unaware, these computers are
metaphorically compared to zombies. For more information see: Zombie Computer Wiki.

Publication date: 
2009-10-08
Author name: 
Andrew Burchiel:
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