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Banker Trojan Horses


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:55 AM

F-Secure is highlighting a series of stealth-like trojans can hide on PCs and transmit keystrokes for user accounts and passwords.

Banker Trojan Horses - Steals banking password information
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/banker.shtml

Banker is a family of spying trojans that try to steal information that is required to access certain on-line banks' and on-line payment systems' websites. Banker trojans usually steal logins, passwords, PINs, check words and other info related to logging to bank websites.

The stolen information is usually uploaded to a hacker's website using a webform. The most vulnerable are users of on-line banks and payment systems that have logins and passwords that do not change every time a user logs on. That is why many banks are now switching to one-time passwords that expire after being used once.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:54 AM

I wonder why they are highlighting something that has been around for over a year already?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 05:14 AM

Hi groovicus -- Yes, these trojans have been around for a long time. F-Secure is adding new variants to it's generic pool of detection. In addition to general security awareness, I thought the new approach on banking passwords was an interesting approach.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:16 AM

Heh.. I think the story was interesting too, I just am cynical when it comes from an AV vendor... it smacks of sensationalism. I am pretty much that way with all news though... no reflection on you in any way. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 12:54 PM

Read this info this morning:

http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopic...,103737,00.html

The above is a great example of the need for vigilance of your computer's activity.
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