After reading through this week’s weekly materials I found myself wanting to know more about botnets. A botnet is “nothing more than a string of connected computers coordinated together to perform a task. That can be maintaining a chatroom, or it can be taking control of your computer”.
When I think of my own personal experiences with Botnets I think about all the fake accounts I see on my social media, specifically on Facebook and Instagram. In most instances when I have follow requests or message requests from suspicious accounts I identify them as botnets by checking their profiles. If I find they have no profile pictures or posts and a very small following then I will make the assumption they are fake and report them. In recent times, I have noticed it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to identify bots as they continue to advance.
For my remediation this week I followed a simple meme template on the topic of botnets on social media as I thought this template would be fitting with my discussion.
LET’S BE FRIENDS / FOLLOW MY SOCIALS ♡