Hope Your ADSL Router has a Strong Password

Hope Your ADSL Router has a Strong Password Worm breeds botnet from home routers, modems. - More than 100,000 hosts invaded. - - The "psyb0t" worm is believed to be the first piece of malware to target home networking gear. It has already infiltrated an estimated 100,000 hosts and has been used to carry out DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attacks and is also believed to use deep-packet inspection to harvest user names and passwords. - - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/24/psyb0t_home_networking_worm/ - - Vulnerable devices include any home router or modem that uses Linux Mipsel, has an administration interface, sshd, or telnet in a DMZ, and employs a weak password.

geek_sighkick, Mar 31, 12:41 pm

Can anyone List the Vulnerable devices? Vulnerable devices include any home router or modem that uses Linux Mipsel, has an administration interface, sshd, or telnet in a DMZ, and employs a weak password. - - - - - - - How many adsl routers available in NZ use Mipsel Linux?

geek_sighkick, Mar 31, 12:44 pm

Linksys, netgear.. over 30 different Linksys models, 10 Netgear models, and 15 other models of cable and DSL modems. Infects 'open' firmware as well as the factory firmware, and includes a fairly good dictionary of common passwords to try. This kinda reminds me of the Morris worm.

geek_little_egypt, Mar 31, 3:06 pm

I heard that the botnet was closed down? By the actual coder. Apparently he posted on a IRC chat that he had closed it down on the 22nd

geek_ferita, Mar 31, 3:44 pm