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News Trojan modifies routers' DNS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Jun 2008.

  1. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    That's assuming that the trojan knows to look for a stored password, where to look, and what it's looking for.
     
  2. BurningFeetMan

    BurningFeetMan New Member

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    My myspace account was hijacked once. I lol'd.

    Viruses and Trojans aren't the end of the world, they're just a friendly reminder that it's time to format.
     
  3. webarchitect

    webarchitect Software Mob

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    Well lots of trojans can do nasty things to a person's PC. A good anti-virus or trojan remover/checker can probably detect it before it can change the router settings. plus, stop downloading programs from untrusted sites.
     
  4. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    They're usually late warning signs of utterly piss-poor Internet surfing habits. It's not like trojans just suddenly penetrate your PC randomly from the cloud of the Net.
     
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  5. PhenomRed

    PhenomRed New Member

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    uh oh...

    lol, that used to be on our old router, cause i was too lazy to change it. its changed on the new router though
     
  6. pg13

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    Try it (but careful this is the real thing)

    I got it by this virus. It was not noticeable, as most of the web remained the same. I noticed it when I tryied to download firefox 3 in french and was given a french university link in China and then in Brazil. I went into my modem and saw that my secondary DNS did not look like the primary DNS.

    I got it trying out a link such as this one : http://emes.com.br/index.php sent in an email pretending to offer a sexy video (such as liv tyler naked).

    I was testing my own security and got screwed. My pc wasn't attacked, my router was. There is a great article on how, published by Symantec, under the key words DNS pharming.
     
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