[funsec] Malware-Speak' Spooks Symantec
thegesus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 12:51:10 CST 2006
On 3/2/06, Fergie <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
> Huh. This is interesting AND funy AND relates to security. ;-)
> Turns out that if someone types "startkeylogger" or "stopkeylogger" in an IRC channel, anyone on the channel using the affected Norton products will be immediately kicked off without warning. These are commands typically issued by the Spybot worm, which spreads over IRC and peer-to-peer file-swapping networks, installing a program that records and transmits everything the victim types (known as a keylogger).
heh... reminds me of the old BBS days when a simple "AT H0" in a
message body would knock an Apple // user offline.
What the hell... they deserved it anyway.
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