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It is designed to steal the user's login credentials to access the Yahoo Messenger. Once obtained, the information is sent via email. It reaches the computer in a file with the icon of a bar code.
|First detected on:||Oct. 18, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 21, 2008|
YahooPsw.S is a Trojan which is designed to steal the user's login credentials to access the Yahoo Messenger. In order to do so, it logs the keystrokes typed by the user and the activity of the mouse, and it captures screenshots.
YahooPsw.S does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.
YahooPsw.S is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a file with the icon of a bar code: