Routers repaired by apparently ‘benign’ malware

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We’ve just posted the following news: Routers repaired by apparently ‘benign’ malware[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/10/vaccine-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Symantec reports infection that repairs routers and “Internet of Things” devices.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/routers-repaired-by-apparently-benign-malware-77473/](http://www.myce.com/news/routers-repaired-by-apparently-benign-malware-77473/)

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#2

Hmm… that’s cool… I think.


#3

contain a number of general purpose backdoors

“Benign” is the not word I would choose…here. If they were so benign then they would alert owner they need to update their routers firmware without doing anything to it. That is not “Benign” - not when you make backdoors to yourself.


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[QUOTE=coolcolors;2761649]“Benign” is the not word I would choose…here. If they were so benign then they would alert owner they need to update their routers firmware without doing anything to it. That is not “Benign” - not when you make backdoors to yourself.[/QUOTE]

Hence the quotation marks and I’ve further qualified that with the word ‘apparently’.

For the record, all I meant was that it’s apparently benign in the sense that it hasn’t done anything harmful. As we’re all aware though that doesn’t necessarily remain the case and any backdoors left for the author could eventually be exploited by others.

Let’s hope the people affected take the advice given and change their settings.

[B]Wombler[/B]


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[QUOTE=Wombler;2761667]Hence the quotation marks and I’ve further qualified that with the word ‘apparently’.

For the record, all I meant was that it’s apparently benign in the sense that it hasn’t done anything harmful. As we’re all aware though that doesn’t necessarily remain the case and any backdoors left for the author could eventually be exploited by others.

Let’s hope the people affected take the advice given and change their settings.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]
Same here as well - I was writing to alert readers so that they would learn more about their router and makes the security changes to prevent REmote access to it and also check their firmware updates to prevent such “Benign” install is but anything benign.