Clean-up efforts to respond to the VPNFilter malware have accelerated with the release of a free check-up tool. Even though the utility from Symantec only looks to see if traffic has been manipulated, rather than confirming an infection, third-party experts have nonetheless welcomed its release. VPNFilter, discovered by …
Monday 2nd July 2018 16:44 GMT GnuTzu
Monday 2nd July 2018 17:50 GMT Anonymous Coward
Monday 2nd July 2018 17:56 GMT diodesign
Re: VPNFilter menace on routers?
The infection vector changes depending on the firmware and model - there is no definitive list, and no concrete details published TTBOMK.
It's not believed the malware exploits any unpatched 0-day bugs - it's going after known vulnerabilities and insecure configurations (such as leaving remote administration enabled, weak passwords, etc).
Monday 2nd July 2018 18:59 GMT Captain Badmouth
That's the problem gents, by the time you've enabled (one at a time) the first few scripts, you find the check doesn't work. Of course you look again to see a whole new shitload of other scripts waiting for your permission. I'd be more trusting if I hadn't remembered that Todd Davis (Symantec co-founder) had his identity stolen 13 times!
Would you want to steal his identity?
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 06:36 GMT bolac