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    New Worm Spies On You

    A new worm has been discovered in the wild that's not just settling for invading users' PCs--it wants to invade their homes too.

    The Rbot-GR virus follows a fairly traditional malware route of exploiting Microsoft security vulnerabilities and installing a Trojan horse on infected machines. However, the worm also spies on users by taking control of their webcam and microphone, then sending images and soundtracks back to the hackers, according to antivirus firm Sophos.

    As well as getting an insight into homes and businesses across the world, the worm also allows the malware writer to take a look at information on the infected machine's hard drive and to steal passwords, as well as launching denial-of-service attacks.

    Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said that the virus could be used for industrial espionage--or simply by a nosey hacker to take a look into people's bedrooms.

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    AKA: SDBOT.. this is a varient of a (now) old family of virii
    main diff from its earlier varients is its use ability to access a webcam..wow.. how original.. get the comment near the end of the artical.. the advice.."unplug the webcam when not in use".. what a dumb arse.

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oor.sdbot.html
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r.sdbot.b.html


    Now if you want a large family, that exploits more holes than a mouse in a cheese factory.. check out Gaobot AKA Fatbot

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...aobot.gen.html


    Trojans that use the webcam have been around for years.. the idiot that wrote that artical seems to think it is a new skill .. **** when word gets out about a virus that turns your lcd or crt monitor into a webcam.. now that will be news.. (BTW TS.. that mole on your face.. you better get that checked out..oh and Deb.. interesting birthmark)

    cheers
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    **** when word gets out about a virus that turns your lcd or crt monitor into a webcam.. now that will be news
    I watched one of those late night shows on TV ages ago that had a bunch of paranoid scitzoid ideots on it. I think, if i remember correctly they talked about this at some length. Mind you they also had a guy involved who believed the Government was controling are thought processes with microwaves, emitted through mobile phones and speed camaras.

    Oh and by the way Undies don't do that while your at your pc, where on earth did you wipe that booger
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    I was only thinking the other day if someone made a worm that turned on webcams and mic's and sent the images back ... interesting to see its now true heh

    Good on the creator might get to see some porn (j/k)

    it would be interesting and funny to see what everyone gets up to heh :P

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    Oh and by the way Undies don't do that while your at your pc, where on earth did you wipe that booger
    Thank god for keyboard draws!!

    but isn't a pity how so many members have a drool problem...

    getting to the webcam thing.. was it BO2k, sub7, optix, beast, or is it all of them that supported webcam capture.. I know most of them had the ability to eject the cd, shut the machine down, do screen captures, .the normal ****.. there were a few less popular trojans that did the webcam thing as well..
    ahh the good ol days..


    cheers

    BTW: I stumbled on a forum site a while ago.. these guys were comparing notes on their "pets" and had a series of threads where they were displaying their captures.. either from live cams or in the chat logs.. man!! there was some good stuff in there..and some gross **** as well.. dambed where is that link..
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    Hell, this is real bad news!

    Do you mean that I will have to wear my understrides when walking around with my cat (female, of course she is!)

    Seriously though, Undies is quite right............if they own your machine, they own the connected peripherals, assuming, of course, that you have managed to get them to work.

    From what I have read in the "hardware" forum, there are still a few who are safe?


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    ummmmm sub7 has been able to do this since like version 2.1 (maybe earlier i can't remember) it could display whatever was on the victims webcam......record .wav's from the mic and send them back to hacker.......steal passwords...monitor IM convos (and all keypresses).....allow remote desktoping etc etc

    Full spec list and description [link]
    1) Connection:

    A) IP Scanner - Scans for IPs with an open port you specify
    B) Get PC Info - All PC info, including Disk Size, Space, User etc
    C) Get Home Info - Gets all Home Info the vic specifies for their
    Windows Registration ( not always availible)
    D) Server Options - Options pertaining to removing, changing port,
    updating server, etc.
    E) IP Notify - Adds a new notify method or changes the current
    method on the current server

    2) Keys/Messages:

    A) Keyboard - Open Keylogger, get offline keys, disable keyb. etc
    B) Chat - Chat with the Victim
    C) Matrix - Chat with the vic matrix style (black & green design)
    D) Message Manager - Sends a popup message to the vic
    E) Spy - ICQ, AIM, MSN, YAHOO Instant Messenger Spies
    F) ICQ Takeover - displays all installed UINs on the pc, and u can
    take each one over at the click of a button

    3) Advanced:

    A) FTP/HTTP - turns the vic into an FTP server, ready for files to
    be downloaded via ur FTP client or browser
    B) Find Files - searches for a specified file type or file in the
    vics pc
    C) Passwords - retrieves Cached, Recorded, RAS, and ICQ/AIM Passes
    D) RegEdit - Opens the vics Registry so u can **** with it >
    E) App Redirect - Lets you run a DOS command on the vic and shows
    you the output
    F) Port Redirect - adds an open port to the vic so you can "bounce"
    from it using the vics host as your own, E.G.: proxy type of
    contraption via IRC

    4) Miscellaneous:

    A) File Manager - Upload, Download, Run, and do alotta other cool
    **** via this client
    B) Windows Manager - Displays open windows which you can close,
    disable, etc.
    C) Process Manager - Shows all processes you can kill, disable,
    prioritize etc.
    D) Text-2-Speech - Messes with the Text2Speech engine on the vics
    pc, you type, it talks
    E) Clipboard Manager - View, change, empty the vics clipboard
    F) IRC Bot - Connects an IRC bot from the vic to an IRC server of
    choice

    5) Fun Manager:

    A) Desktop/Webcam - Views Webcam continuous capture, a desktop
    continuous preview and full screen capture
    B) Flip Screen - Flips victims screen upside down, and sideways
    C) Print - Prints on victims screen
    D) Browser - Opens victims browser with the webpage you specify
    E) Resolution - Changes victims pc resolution
    F) Win Colors - Changes the victims computer colors

    6) Extra Fun:

    A) Screen Saver - Changes the Vics Screensaver
    B) Restart Win - Shuts down, reboots, or logs off the victim
    C) Mouse - Set Mouse trails, reverse buttons, hide curson etc
    D) Sound - Record from vics mic, change volume settings
    E) Time/Date - Changes system time
    F) Extra - A whole buncha extra **** like hide desktop, hide start
    button, hide taskbar, open cd-rom etc.

    7) Local Options:

    A) Quality - Adjusts the quality of the Webcam/Desktop
    B) Local Folder - Changes the Sub7 Local Folder
    C) Skins - Skin manager for Sub7
    D) Misc Options - Misc **** like toggling animation of windows etc
    E) Advanced - Messes with ports used for some Sub7 Functions Dont
    bother messing around
    F) Run EditServer - Hmm..i wonder what this does...
    so the method of infection may be different but by the sounds of it this worm's abilities are nothing new

    v_Ln

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    so the method of infection may be different but by the sounds of it this worm's abilities are nothing new
    that's it matey!......................after all, not much has changed in computer technology?........just the new operating systems and browsers to exploit............


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