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Router-Hacking Trojans Identified as The Latest Online Threats

Security Specialists at Trend Micro said on June 16, 2008 that trojans were targeting attacks on wireless routers that many users fail to secure adequately. As a result, the traffic was re-routed to malicious domains despite entering legitimate URLs into the Web browser.

The attack involves wild trojans like TROJ_ZLOB.CCS and TROJ_ZLOB.CCT, which are different from past ZLOB variants, even from the DNS-changing ZLOBs as they attempt to specifically target the router of a user. The attack works by accessing the page where the user's wireless router is configured and the already defined set of logins and passwords are tried out.

According to Macky Cruz, Researcher ...

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