How DNSChanger Malware Works

DNSChanger is malicious software (malware) that changes a user’s Domain Name System (DNS) settings, in order to divert traffic to unsolicited and potentially illegal sites. Beginning in 2007, the cyber ring responsible for DNSChanger operated under the company name “Rove Digital” and used the malware to manipulate users’ Web activity by redirecting unsuspecting users to […]

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Attackers Using DNS Poisoning to Hijack Domains, Divert Traffic

Several “activist hackers” appear to be using DNS poisoning and other attacks against the Domain Name System to divert users away from legitimate sites. Instead of just launching distributed denial-of-service attacks, cyber-attackers have started hijacking domain names and redirecting traffic from legitimate sites to malicious ones. The hacker group Anonymous recently managed to hijack the […]

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Reaver – WiFi Protected Setup Brute Force Attack Tool

Reaver implements a brute force attack against Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) registrar PINs in order to recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases, as described in http://sviehb.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/viehboeck_wps.pdf. Reaver has been designed to be a robust and practical attack against WPS, and has been tested against a wide variety of access points and WPS implementations. On average Reaver will recover […]

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