Thus it would be easier to say that an IRC bot is an independent program or script that connects to IRC as one of the clients but differs to other clients because it performs automated functions.
Nowadays, these bots are often scattered in public channels and who knows, you may be able to encounter one. Now don't panic, they won't infect you, they are just waiting for their handlers to command them. Like I said, they are different from infecting botnets like the Zeus Bot.
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Shipcode is an InfoSec enthusiast from Cebu. During his high school days he was just an ordinary script kiddie. He loves to search for web exploits and other issues concerning network / wireless security.
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