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Dr. Web discovers Trojan for Linux that takes screen prints and records audio

Russian software developer Dr. Web has discovered a new trojan for Linux that would have the ability to take "print screens" as well as the ability to record audio.

Russian software developer Dr. Web has discovered a new trojan for Linux that would have the ability to take "print screens" as well as the ability to record audio.

Trojan Linux

O Linux.Ekocms the name of the trojan that supposedly takes a photo of your desktop every 30 seconds, these images would be stored in the following folders:

$ HOME / $ DATA / .mozilla / firefox / profiled

$ HOME / $ DATA / .dropbox / DropboxCache

You can manually scan these folders to see if they are infected, Dr. Web's staff informs us that the images are sent through a proxy to a remote computer and that the images are encrypted before they are sent, they have also detected the The presence of a code that would be able to record audio from the computer also did not witness the execution of this functionality never during the tests.

The Detail …

Ok, any trojan that is discovered should be considered, evaluated and controlled to avoid problems, but the Russian company does not report AS If you get this virus, what is its method of infection or anything like that. This makes the information seem more of a motivation for people to fear something and buy antivirus solutions or something.

Anyway, it's always good to keep your Linux distribution up to date.

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