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So your bank has told you your card is compromised

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by retired1, Sep 6, 2016.

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  1. Sinsa

    Sinsa Full Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Chicago
    One name I'm hearing right now a lot when it comes to malicious activity is Mirai botnets. I'm not going to link anything because im not educated on the topic but I suggest other people who are having problems do some research into the diagnosis and removal of it.
     
  2. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Mirai botnets have nothing to do with card compromises. They're used in distributed denial of service attacks using IoT devices.
     
  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Welp, scratch that one from my list of recommended products. Ran into an issue with it where it just flat refused to update itself. Even went as far as nuking it from the machine, cleaning things up and reinstalling. No dice. And their support in their forums is non-existent.

    Installed Avast again. Let's see if they've improved since I last used them.
     
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  4. Sinsa

    Sinsa Full Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Chicago
    Huh. Maybe im thinking of rats.
     
  5. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Remote Administration Tools are nothing new and have been around for nearly 20 years. One of the first was called BackOrifice and was released by Cult of the Dead Cow. And while tools of that nature can indeed record your keystrokes (keylogger), the ones today are much more sophisticated.

    However, most crooks are going to attempt to get you to click on a malicious email attachment or drop malware via malvertising.
     
  6. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    They haven't. **grumble** Still using FUD to get you to buy their full product line, and the "in your face" advertising is as annoying as ever.

    Off it goes. Trying Avira next (can't remember why I nuked it the last time).
     
  7. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    You may have had the idea that you would get something good for nearly free and not hear about how much better Avira can be if you send them "a little" more money.
     
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