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compromised

1. lacking adequate resistance to infection, or lacking the ability to mount an adequate immune response, owing to a course of treatment, e.g. immunosuppressive drugs or infections, irradiation, or to an underlying disorder, e.g. leukemia.
2. lacking a sufficient blood supply to remain viable.
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Furthermore, we rarely use a compromised computer to engage the adversary.
Compromised computers are frequently hijacked to participate in illegal online activities, including sending spam and phishing emails, and hosting illegal materials (child porn).
Ancheta, 21, from Los Angeles, USA, profited by installing ad ware on a network of innocent third-party compromised computers.
Using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels, hackers trade the identity and locations of compromised computers for pirated software or pornographic passwords.
A number of these threats were initiated by compromised computers that had not been patched with the latest Microsoft security updates, which alerted Air Liquide to revise its patching process along the way.
Trojan Fareit, a malicious program designed to steal logins and passwords from compromised computers, came second in October's rating.
The hackers don't want to be discovered, because the compromised computers have monetary value on the black market.
V by Zone Labs antivirus partner Computer Associates (NYSE: CA), connects the compromised PC to an Internet chat relay server where it joins a bot net -- a network of compromised computers used by hackers to launch denial of service attacks and distribute spam and other malware.
In addition, the research found that today's tech-savvy software pirates may also be creating large-scale botnets with computers using counterfeit software, and that these armies of compromised computers are being used to perform a host of illegal Internet activities such as spamming, without computer owners being aware this is happening.
The RSA CyberCrime Intelligence Service is designed to identify a subscribing organization's compromised computers and user credentials including those that are leveraged via remote access.