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Old 10-01-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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LXer: Why a Linux-powered botnet shouldn't send you scurrying back to Windows


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The discovery of a sizeable Linux botnet may be worrying some new converts to the open-source OS.

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Old 10-01-2015, 01:20 PM   #2
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Linux won the day as the more secure alternative to Windows, but now its popularity has made it vulnerable, according to Akamai.
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XOR.DDoS was discovered almost exactly one year ago by researchers at the MalwareMustDie! group, which found it attempts to brute force SSH login credentials for the root user of a Linux system. In other words, it doesn't take advantage of a specific vulnerability. As per security vendor, Avast, if the credentials are guessed correctly, the attackers install Xor.DDoS via a shell script and, to prevent removal, will also attempt to install a rootkit.
Brute forcing a password is NOT the same as a vulnerability.
In other news, locks deemed insecure when intruder uses key from under doormat to gain access..
 
  


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