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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||July 10, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||July 10, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PasswordStealer.AO is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
PasswordStealer.AO uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.