Apple zombie malware 'NetWeird' rummages for browser and email passwords

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Apple zombie malware 'NetWeird' rummages for browser and email passwords
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Botnet NetWeird
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CCProtocol
Date 2012 / 24 aug2012
Editor/Conference Sophos Labs
Link http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/24/apple-zombie-malware-netweird-rummages-for-browser-and-email-passwords/ (Archive copy)
Author Paul Ducklin
Type

Abstract

There's been a touch of fuss in the media about it, which is the first reason we thought that we ought to tell you about it; the second reason is that it has an engagingly curious name: NetWeird. (No, I don't know why, either.)

NetWeird is interesting primarily because it is uninteresting. It's not very well written; it's not very well tested; it's probably not going to catch you unawares (but watch out if you're in a band!); and so far as we can tell, it's not in the wild.

Bibtex

 @misc{Ducklin2012BFR1123,
   editor = {Sophos Labs},
   author = {Paul Ducklin},
   title = {Apple zombie malware 'NetWeird' rummages for browser and email passwords},
   date = {24},
   month = Aug,
   year = {2012},
   howpublished = {\url{http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/24/apple-zombie-malware-netweird-rummages-for-browser-and-email-passwords/}},
 }