Trouble for Net Security Software

Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 06:08 PM gHale

An illegal key generator for the just released version of the TrustPort Internet Security solution could bring a heap of trouble to users, BitDefender experts said.

Bundled with the key generator is a Trojan that injects itself into explorer.exe and adds a list of exceptions to the locally installed firewall, in order to deploy a backdoor on the targeted computer.

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This Trojan is capable of stealing passwords cached in a variety of web browsers and information regarding Internet banking and online financial transactions, recording video and audio streams generated by the computer’s webcam and logging conversations executed via IM applications and social networks.

It is also capable of downloading a great many other malicious software, including the Zeus Trojan and a number of Remote Administration Tools (RATs).

The key generator in question can spread via a variety of means: IM services, email clients, P2P sharing and USBs.

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