Sunbelt Adds Detection for ID Theft Keylogger

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  1. ronjor

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  2. ftwynne59

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    ID Theft Spyware Scam Uncovered

    Hi all

    Interesting read.....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4173218.stm

    Apologies...Tried to copy and paste the link (BBC News Website) but just got the web location text. So a question to the Forum members (being a newbie an' all) is how is this done ?

    Cheers

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  3. controler

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    Re: ID Theft Spyware Scam Uncovered

    I wonder if ProcessGuard could stop this type install?

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  4. Infinity

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    Re: ID Theft Spyware Scam Uncovered

    I couldn't see how pg would block a trojan (drive by download) if it doesn't have a service to block...

    it would be nod32 or ewido on my machine stopping the trojan ...

    I have been infecting myself for a while now and I haven't seen pg doing anything about any infection unless it would be a rootkit or stopping some code injection but the actual trojan wasn't stopped...

    I have been reading a story from Paperghost and I must say I see some comparision with the BBC story and PPG's own crusade against spyware .. some server collecting ... some server infesting .. and very hard to find such server.

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  5. Rmus

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    Re: ID Theft Spyware Scam Uncovered

    I would hope so, if its anti-execution protection is working.

    The article states that the trojan is a variant of dumaru. From the Semantic site:

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.dumaru.y@mm.html

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    Copies itself as these files: %System%\l32x.exe %System%\vxd32v.exe %Startup%\dllxw.exe
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    As soon as the trojan attempts to copy/load the .exe, PG should alert. This would probably be the keylogger referred to.

    Other types of protection should also catch it:

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    Adds the value:

    "load32"="%System%\l32x.exe"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the worm runs when you start Windows.
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    If you have a registry monitor of sometype, this action would be blocked.

    If you have a lock-down program, all would be erased on reboot before the worm could run.


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  6. Infinity

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    Re: ID Theft Spyware Scam Uncovered

    the execution protection should protect the exe from executing yes that's true.
     
  7. Rmus

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    It turns out that the worm installs the keylogger, Srv.SSA-KeyLogger in a similar way as the dumaru worm , and easily prevented by any program that catches keyloggers:

    http://research.sunbelt-software.com/Advisory.cfm

    Also, as mentioned in another post, tweaking IE helps!


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  8. trickyricky

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    I'm sure not using IE would help even more.
     
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    ID theft ring escapes shutdown

     
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