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  • Emotet Trojan Spread over Wi-Fi

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        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…

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