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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It collects email addresses stored on the infected computer.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||May 31, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||May 31, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Getpasswords is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Getpasswords 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.