Vodafone distributes Mariposa botnet

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  1. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    http://research.pandasecurity.com/vodafone-distributes-mariposa/
    Be sure and read all of the comments.

    As with the infected digital photo frames from several years ago, it's not always easy to determine at what point in the manufacturing/distribution chain the infection occurred.

    It became clear at that time that since more USB devices are being marketed, that protection against USB exploits must be a part of one's security set up.

    In addition, reported here:

    Vodafone Android Phone: Complete with Mariposa Malware
    http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8389

    Also read the comments.

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  2. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Turn autorun off! Thankfully Windows 7 doesn't autorun USB devices.
     
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    I found this as well from eSecurity Planet. I must admit I was a bit gobsmacked to find Mariposa & Conficker were involved! :eek:


    Link to Conficker Eye chart for anyone interested in checking to see if they have Conficker.
     
  5. CloneRanger

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    Looks like i'm infected :D

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    According to that test anyway, what can it mean ?
     
  6. Daveski17

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    Oh dear! :eek:

    (It's a good job I'm on Orange & not Vodafone that's all I can say)
     
  7. siljaline

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    Recent mariposa events, a worthwhile read.
     
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