Don'T Do This At Home: 0Wning Botnets presented at TROOPERS 2010

by Tillmann Werner (University of Bonn ),

Summary : Most botnets suck. They are based on crappy software maintained by clueless people - completely boring for the experienced botnet takeover guy. You are looking for challenges? This talk demonstrates how the more sophisticated botnets that make use of e.g., peer-to-peer technology or strong cryptography can be 0wned. We will have a look at the infamous Storm Worm, the Waledac bot, and also our last year's favorite, Conficker. Sit back, relax, enjoy!

Tillmann Werner: Tillmann Werner used to work as an incident handler at the German national CERT and is currently employed as a computer scientist at the University of Bonn. He is a member of the Honeynet Project and has been doing research in the area of network-based attacks for almost a decade.