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Published on November 16th, 2013 📆 | 6692 Views ⚑

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Linux Backdoor Fokirtor Injects Traffic Into SSH Protocol


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Security researchers have discovered a Linux backdoor that uses a covert communication protocol to disguise its presence on compromised systems.

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The malware ‪was used in an attack on a large (unnamed) hosting provider ‬back in May. It cleverly attempted to avoid setting off any alarm bells by injecting its own communications into legitimate traffic, specifically SSH chatter. SSH is a protocol commonly used to access shell accounts on Unix-like operating systems, a continuous activity for remote administration of websites.

Source: The Register

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