News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Emotet Trojan Spread over Wi-Fi

    Posted on Alex5723 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums Code Red – Security/Privacy advisories Emotet Trojan Spread over Wi-Fi

    Viewing 0 reply threads
    • Author
      Posts
      • #2139736 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        New PC malware propagates via Wi-Fi — here’s how to protect yourself

        Anewly discovered variant of the Emotet Trojan can spread between Wi-Fi wireless networks. Emotet relies on brute force and insecure passwords to jump from network to network. Emotet can steal personal information, install ransomware, download other pieces of malware, and form botnets. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to stop by using a good set of passwords.

        Emotet gets onto a system by using brute force to find its way onto a network. When Emotet is already on a PC, it looks for Wi-Fi networks within range. It then goes through a precompiled list of passwords that people frequently use. If successful, Emotet then sends the password that worked to a command-and-control server to add it to a master list…

        https://www.windowscentral.com/new-pc-malware-propagates-wi-fi-heres-how-protect-yourself

        2 users thanked author for this post.
    Viewing 0 reply threads

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: Emotet Trojan Spread over Wi-Fi

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.