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New Zlob Trojan Attacks by Changing Router Configurations

Security researchers are warning against a new Trojan called "Zlob" feigning to be a movie codec necessary for viewing contents of specific Websites but in reality alters the key configurations on the Internet router of the victim's computer so that the person's entire Web traffic is routed via the attackers controlled servers.

The researchers also said that a new variant of the pervasive Zlob Trojan called DNSChanger check to find out if the attacked computer uses a wired or wireless hardware router. Thus, for the computer that uses one, the Trojan attempts to guess its router password by referring to its default username and password combinations.

If the Trojan succeeds, then it changes the victim's DNS (Domain Name System) settings so that the victim's future tr...

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