What is a Botnet? - Definition, Detection & Security


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Which of the following is a characteristic of Botnets?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a telltale sign of a Botnet?

2. With respect to Botnet security, what is the weakest part of any system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these quiz questions to make sure you understand botnets. You will be asked to explain what these are and how they can affect computer systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set you'll see what you know about:

  • The weakest part of any type of system
  • Signs of botnets
  • The characteristics of botnets

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as a botnet
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what some signs of a botnet are
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways to protect yourself from a botnet

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this type of digital attack, review the lesson titled What is a Botnet? - Definition, Detection & Security. You will explore new concepts, such as:

  • Effective providers of security software to defend against botnets
  • Common types of malicious information used by botnets
  • Easy steps you can take to protect your system against botnets