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New Botnet Worm 'Psyb0t' Targets Modems, Routers

A new type of worm has been reported to infect 55 different home-based routers and DSL/cable modems has been discovered. Originating in Australia, Psyb0t, is the first worm capable of infecting residential routers and modems, including common brands ... like Linksys and Netgear. A blog post from DroneBL researchers says that Psyb0t (also known as Bluepill) is suspected of infecting at least 100,000 hosts. (Source: ) Check Your Vulnerability According to DroneBL, you're only vulnerable if: Your network device is a mipsel device Your device allows telnet , SSH or web-based interfaces ... (view more)

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A modem (a portmanteau word constructed from modulator and demodulator) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal (sound) to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information. The ... goal is to produce a signal that can be transmitted easily and decoded to reproduce the original digital data. The most familiar example of a modem turns the digital '1s and 0s' of a personal computer into sounds that can be transmitted over the telephone lines of Plain Old Telephone System (POTS), and once received on the other side, converts ... (view more)

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