HTTPS, SSL No Match for PASSTEAL Malware
- — Nov. 6, 2012, 11:18 p.m.
Since information is the new currency, cybercriminals are constantly formulating schemes to steal precious data from users. PASSTEAL, their latest attempt at information-stealing, incorporates a password recovery tool that effectively gathers login credentials – even for websites with secured connection. We have noted several infostealing malware in the past, including TSPY_PIXSTEAL.A that collects image files and sending [...]Read the full article
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