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MSNBC discovers that bots can turn your computer into a zombie

Your home computer may be committing a crime at this very moment. It might be sending out spam. It might be buying stock as part of a pump-and-dump scheme. Or it might be helping attack the Internet itself, silently and invisibly, as you read this story. And the odds your computer is a criminal are quickly rising.

Either it’s a slow news day or someone just found out that you can use bots can be hidden on your computer and used to spam users into buying penny stocks. But I guess there are people out there that don’t know their PCs can do these crimes. (via Internet Archive)