Linux backdoor squirts code into SSH to keep its badness buried

Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
The Register; By John Leyden
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Security researchers have discovered a Linux backdoor that uses a covert communication protocol to disguise its presence on compromised systems. The malware was used in an attack on a large (unnamed) hosting provider back in May. It cleverly attempted to avoid setting off any alarm bells by injecting its own communications into legitimate traffic, specifically SSH chatter.

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