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The Ainslot.L Trojan appears to be much the same as any other at first glance; logging user activity and sending Gmail and Facebook passwords to the bad guys, downloading further malware, taking over your computer and the main payload of being a Banking Trojan stealing account login data. But Ainslot.L has one rather more unusual trick up its sleeve in that it will also scan your system for evidence of other bot-related infections such as Zeus or DarkComet and remove any that it finds. Of course, Ainslot.L isn't doing this in order to cleanse your computer but rather to ensure …

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Security vendor PC Tools [URL="http://blog.threatexpert.com/2008/04/kraken-changes-tactics.html"]has published[/URL] the source code and mathematical algorithm used in the domain name generation technique applied by the latest Kraken bot variant, Bobax. Analysis by researchers at PC Tools has uncovered how Bobax talks to control centres via HTTP using pseudo-random DNS names with a variable seven to twelve character length followed by a number of default suffixes in order to evade host intrusion prevention systems. Of course, commands and data will be encrypted for transmission but there are also randomly generated faked headers employed in a further attempt to stay well below the security scanner …

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Computerworld is [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9071638&source=rss_news6"]reporting the possibility[/URL] of a worm or bot in the wild that is specifically targeting D-Link branded routers. It refers to a three year old vulnerability which Symantec security researchers believe is being exploited by a new exploit. Apparently, the Symantec security response team has seen an increase in attack activity as it relates to D-Link devices. Oliver Friedrichs, director of the Symantec security response team, is quoted as saying that it looks like hackers are "exploiting the SNMP vulnerability to reset and reconfigure the administrative password on the routers" after scanning TCP port 23 for an active …

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