mtrappat April 16,2018 Within the orator's example, the lack/limited availability of error handling creates a challenge for troubleshooting the BOTNET. I think this places greater emphasis on how the conditional loops are incorporated within the code in order to facilitate efficient testing.
rjvanderat April 29,2018 A quick and dirty botnet that had a lot of bugs but would still undoubtedly infect a large number of users given the number of vulnerable systems out there. It was eye opening to see how fast one could create a botnet. Even more concerning are the professional developers of botnets that will provide them to paying customers.
kzurowskat June 14,2018 I thought it was interesting that the presenter highlighted the good things you can do with a botnet. Typically you hear about botnets used for DDoS or other kinds of attacks. There are lots of open source botnet source codes out there, and I don't think I've seen any that are NOT made for specific types of attacks. I would be interested to see some of the tasks that he would actually assign his bots to perform. He does do a great job of showing just how quickly you can create a bot net, which is why they are such a pervasive issue these days.
chen21at July 23,2018 Interesting to see how easy and quick it is to create botnet even though it still has a lot of errors/bugs. I agree with kzurowsk that we really don't hear about botnet being used in a positive/good way. So it's nice to think about it in both point of views.