back to article Citadel Trojan snooped on password managers to snatch victims' logins

Crooks have unsheathed a variant of the Citadel Trojan that targets password managers. The malware is designed to steal a victim's master passphrase, thus unlocking his or her database of website passwords in the process. The software nasty runs a key-logger to intercept what people type into the Password Safe and KeePass open …

  1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Its the NSA!!

    (You thought it, I said it!!)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does this run as a dedicated process or is it hooked directly into a windows sub-system?

    The article never mentions that, neither do any of the past Reg articles on CryptoLocker or similar strains of badness. This is a tech site, so why not give us more insider detail....?

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Does this run as a dedicated process or is it hooked directly into a windows sub-system?

      Fair dos - my colleague has added some links which address your point, I think.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Does this run as a dedicated process or is it hooked directly into a windows sub-system?

        Cheers Chris and Drew. Adding those kinds of links sets the Reg apart.. Similar links in future hacks would be great to have too! Cheers...

  3. Jin

    No surprise at all

    What have long been anticipated are now happening as have been anticipated. As repeatedly pointed out by many, password managers should be operated in a decentralized formation or should be considered mainly for low-security accounts.

  4. Velv Silver badge
    Boffin

    This is why you should have 2FA on your Password Manager, and a physical one at that. Even if the keystrokes are compromised a second out of band authentication is required.

    Yubikey works with LastPass and anyone can set it up. There are other physical implementations out there too.

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