What precautions should one take in prevention of attack by trojan BackDoor.Wirenet.1?
Blocking all communications with 188.8.131.52 should be sufficient? If so, how to do it?
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BackDoor.Wirenet.1 Keylogger is a backdoor trojan that can run on Linux and MacOSX, stealing personal information, passwords, and banking credentials! It copies itself to the user's home directory at
It then creates a connection to a remote IP, currently
Defence and Removal:
My understanding is the wirenet-1 has to create a file in the directory ~/ WIFIADAPT Since Linux sees directories and files as the same (you can't have a file and directory by the same name) I believe that creating an empty file by the name of WIFIADAPT in your home directory would keep your from getting the Trogen since It would not be able to create the Directory WIFIADAPT the location it stores the infection. Just for extra measures I would set the permissions on the created file read only. This is just my suggestion but I believe this would work. It also wold be a good idea to block the above mentioned IP address.