Saturday October 03, 2015

"Vigilante" Malware Protects Routers Against Security Threats

It turns out that not all malware is bad. Do we need a new term for something like this?

"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."

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