New Worm Spotted

March 26, 2009 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Psyb0t” targets home routers and high speed modems–with the most commonly-used passwords and user/names, particularly the default one for “55 makes” with the makes unspecified in the article referenced.  The main lesson here is–don’t use commont stuff for passwords (common usernames allow better brute-force attacks on passwords, of course).  The article downplays the threat.  We’ll see.  Conficker is of course set to phone home on April Fool’s Day, as well.  No one knows what’s happening there, except presumably the people (there are several different variants) who started botnets with it.

–Glenn

To disable Psyb0t, power off, reset to defaults, and reset to usability.  And don’t use the equipment’s stock passwords (or lack thereof).

Entry filed under: browsers, computers/tech, current news, how to, internet, internet security.

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