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nmapbot: using instant messaging as a remote administration tool
From: Abe Usher <abe.usher () sharp-ideas net>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 00:46:46 -0400

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I've created a small proof of concept named "nmapbot" that shows it is
possible to use instant messaging as a platform for remote command and
control of computer systems.

Purpose:
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To create a semi-intelligent security bot that uses instant messaging as
a platform for receiving commands and returning results.

Method:
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Using Python, the AOL TOC protocol, Bayesian language processing, and
nmap 3.70, I hacked together a little bot that can run nmap and ping.
Future editions will include additional commands =)

The nmapbot rests squarely on the shoulders of python and projects such
as Py-AIML, AIMLBayes, GrokItBot, and Reverend.  Many thanks to fyodor
et al. for the excellent tool suite in nmap 3.70.

If you are interested, you can find source code and documentation for
nmap bot at:
http://www.sharp-ideas.net

Cheers,
Abe Usher, CISSP


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