Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday October 02, 2015

Malware That Helps Improve Infected Devices’ Security?

Malware that improves infected devices’ security? Now that's a switch.

Wifatch’s code does not ship any payloads used for malicious activities, such as carrying out DDoS attacks, in fact all the hardcoded routines seem to have been implemented in order to harden compromised devices. We’ve been monitoring Wifatch’s peer-to-peer network for a number of months and have yet to observe any malicious actions being carried out through it. Wifatch not only tries to prevent further access by killing the legitimate Telnet daemon, it also leaves a message in its place telling device owners to change passwords and update the firmware.