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Trojan changes IP addresses

by Ivana Strahija on July 5th, 2006 The newest member of the malware family, DNSChanger.eg, is capable of changing the address you're trying to reach through your browser, even if you type it in manually.


DNSChanger.eg Trojan can reroute users to any website of its makers choice by corrupting the process of translating a domain name into an IP address, according to MicroWorld Technologies who discovered this highly critical vulnerability.

When a user types in a URL, the smart Trojan changes the "NameServer" registry key value to a fraudulent IP address, and can also be used to corrupt the DNS server itself, according to the researchers, explains MicroWorld further.

Only Kaspersky Labs has addedDNSChanger.eg to its virus database, while all other vendors are still working on it.


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