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Fareit trojan pwns punters with devious DNS devilry


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

 

DNS tricks used by the Fareit trojan mean users are tricked into downloading malware, seemingly from Google or Facebook

The latest variants of Fareit are infecting systems via malicious DNS servers, Finnish security firm F-Secure warns.

These servers push bogus Flash updates that actually come packed with malicious code, as a blog post by F-Secure explains.

When the DNS server settings has been changed to point to a malicious server used by Fareit, the unsuspecting user visiting common websites gets an alert saying 'WARNING! Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to continue'.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/06/fareit_trojan/



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