Malware Attacking Your Router?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by ~BD~, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    "Instead of installing malware that continues to run like a key logger or
    trojan, malicious programs are increasingly attacking the network router
    which is common with any internet connected home and/or office. An unwanted
    program can quickly make a change to your router settings that will
    immediately open all your computers to the world. The bad guys won't have to
    install a key logger, they'll be able to record every byte that goes across
    your network. It's happening now to thousands of routers which are still
    using their default name and password."

    So begins a recent item by Bill Pytlovany. Full detail here:-
    http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2008/06/malware-attacking-your-router.html

    Comments invited here!

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Jun 20, 2008
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    Leythos Guest

    [snip]
    Try posting to usenet for a few years before spamming Usenet.
     
    Leythos, Jun 20, 2008
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  3. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    I'd be grateful if you would explain your comment, Leythos. Do you not agree
    with the content of the item I posted?

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Jun 20, 2008
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  4. | I'd be grateful if you would explain your comment, Leythos. Do you not agree
    | with the content of the item I posted?
    |
    | Dave
    |

    Please don't Multi-Post.
    Please learn to Cross-Post to pertinent, On Topic, News Groups instead.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 20, 2008
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  5. ~BD~

    Leythos Guest

    First, your lack understanding about and use of Usenet, including your
    broken Usenet client, is a good indicator that you're not highly
    technical or of a base that understands the Net well enough to be
    starting a blog to help people that you hope to see your message in
    here.

    You asked for comments, and being 100% honest and blunt, which many PC
    liberal types can't handle, I stated that you should post to usenet for
    a few years before you start spamming Usenet... with your blog.
     
    Leythos, Jun 21, 2008
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  6. From: "Leythos" <>


    |
    | First, your lack understanding about and use of Usenet, including your
    | broken Usenet client, is a good indicator that you're not highly
    | technical or of a base that understands the Net well enough to be
    | starting a blog to help people that you hope to see your message in
    | here.
    |
    | You asked for comments, and being 100% honest and blunt, which many PC
    | liberal types can't handle, I stated that you should post to usenet for
    | a few years before you start spamming Usenet... with your blog.
    |

    Leythos:

    In all honesty, it isn't "his" Blog. It is by Bill P. author of WinPatrol.
    WinPatrol is a trusted anti malware utility.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 21, 2008
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    Root Kit Guest

    There is no such thing as a trusted anti malware utility.
     
    Root Kit, Jun 21, 2008
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  8. ~BD~

    MAP Guest



    Remember BD "No good deed will ever go unpunished".

    This is one reason why I hardly ever post here anymore, the person I'm
    trying to help never answers and I get cra_ from others, I was thinking of
    posting that link a couple of days ago because it is worth knowing, now you
    know why I didn't. But thank you.
     
    MAP, Jun 21, 2008
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  9. ~BD~

    Leythos Guest

    It appeared to be the same as all other other spams and since I didn't
    recognize the poster I made the comment accordingly.

    I rarely see the need to advertise a blog in this group like was done,
    but putting a reputable blog in a sig or posting links in response to
    people needing help is always a good thing.

    If it had not been posted in the same light as other spams I would not
    have replied the way I did. Any of us that have been around for years
    know how to properly post to usenet, including snipping sigs, even if we
    had to snip manually.... normally a good indicator that the poster is
    not familiar with Usenet which means they've not been here long.

    So far I've not seen any reply from the person that indicates I was
    wrong, just questioning my post without an explanation of their reason.
     
    Leythos, Jun 21, 2008
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  10. ~BD~

    Leythos Guest

    [snip]
    If your post didn't look like spam and the link was to a reputable site,
    why would anyone be critical of it?
     
    Leythos, Jun 21, 2008
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  11. In Root Kit,whose name means 'bottom feeder', after much thought,came up with
    this jewel:
    ok-I'll bite...So how would you describe WinPatrol?
     
    What's in a Name?, Jun 21, 2008
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  12. ~BD~

    jen Guest

    "Instead of installing malware that continues to run like a key logger
    or
    trojan, malicious programs are increasingly attacking the network router
    which is common with any internet connected home and/or office. An
    unwanted
    program can quickly make a change to your router settings that will
    immediately open all your computers to the world. The bad guys won't
    have to
    install a key logger, they'll be able to record every byte that goes
    across
    your network. It's happening now to thousands of routers which are still
    using their default name and password."

    So begins a recent item by Bill Pytlovany. Full detail here:-
    http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2008/06/malware-attacking-your-router.html

    Comments invited here!

    Dave
    LOL! If you are so Usenet savvy, how come you don't know this is
    "Boater Dave", is *not* spam(look up the definition) and don't seem to
    even know who the author of the Blog is? I've *very rarely* seen you
    post *anything* helpful or relevant, preferring instead to post your
    "rebuttals" (pun intended) to PCButts1's posts ad nauseum...
    Get a clue!

    HTH,
    -jen
     
    jen, Jun 21, 2008
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  13. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    Thank you for responding in this maner 'jen'. Everything I've ever seen
    *you* post has been helpful and relevant ....... and I hope, by now, you
    know that BoaterDave (yes, me!) wants nothing more than the bad guys hung
    out to dry. I'd be grateful if you would take a look at the response to my
    post (identical) placed in 'microsoft.public.security.homeusers' - the reply
    is from Kerry Brown (aka TechB) who *doesn't* seem to think this a serious
    threat. Perhaps you could respond in each group thereafter.

    TIA

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Jun 21, 2008
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  14. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    I forgive you, Leythos! <wink>

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Jun 21, 2008
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  15. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    Hello Mike! :)

    Thank you for responding. This place is a minefield for a 'newbie' but it
    really doesn't have to be that way. Please stay here and help whenever you
    are able! You have my assurance that *I* will respond to any answer you give
    me!

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Jun 21, 2008
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  16. LOL so true.

    --
    Stalking is a Crime
    Stalking charges are serious and
    almost every state now has a strict stalking law.




     
    Sohtyaelehtreklats, Jun 21, 2008
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  17. ~BD~

    Leythos Guest

    I don't know BD and I didn't visit the blog, there was no reason. It's
    that simple and nothing more.
    Unlike you, I can live with being wrong and have been in the past. The
    post appeared to be spam and was improperly formatted in a reply, like
    your post is not properly quoting the text you quoted.

    So, yes, it appears that BD is a good member, that the blog is
    reputable, but, I had not seen either before and took it for face value.

    Maybe you can get your Usenet interface fixed while you ponder the
    simple misunderstanding because of a lack of explanation.
     
    Leythos, Jun 21, 2008
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    ---Fitz--- Guest

    I wondered when you would show up using a new nick, Chris.

     
    ---Fitz---, Jun 21, 2008
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    Kerry Brown Guest


    If you wish to reply to me please do so in person. Read my post again. I do
    take this threat seriously. What the threat can do has been exaggerated in
    the blog you posted a link to. The seriousness of the threat is not in
    question. I've been warning people about this for quite a while.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jun 21, 2008
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  20. ~BD~

    Peter Foldes Guest

    See if this will help you understand Dave
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

     
    Peter Foldes, Jun 21, 2008
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