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    News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    TSPY_PIXSTEAL.A will upload your pictures to an FTP for later scrutiny.
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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    Tempting to let a VM get infected with this, and send 20,000 copies of Goatse to scammers...

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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    no lots of pictures of accident mangled bodies that will put them off there breakfast!!

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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    If it's pulling back that many pictures they're not going to be looking at them, they'll just feed them through OCR and dump them afterwards I expect.

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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    they'll just feed them through OCR
    Seeing as one established form of blackmail is the whole "i've got your nudey pics" I assume that its Optical Cock Recigintion?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    I suppose it's for those silly people who take pictures of their credit cards:

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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    no lots of pictures of accident mangled bodies that will put them off there breakfast!!
    Maybe a sign saying you suck at taking photos from my pc!
    "Nothing is safer than a giant snowball whipping through space...at a million miles an hour"

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    Re: News - A new malware trend – a Trojan that steals your pictures

    This is nothing new really and there's gazillion of malwares in the wild that could possibly do a whole lot more than limit their interests to a few picture formats. How about piggy-backing on your webcam's live feed? Transmitting any documents you might have stored on your PC on demand? Yes, even such software exists. Most would be smart enough to run dormant (not to be detected by network scanners) and would only get activated remotely and obfuscating each and every transmission, if 'needed'. Malware would detect what kind of traffic is mostly used on a certain machine and then use that same protocol to 'share' your data. There's even some integrating complete web toolkits that would be able to post bogus comments, send spam emails, even register to various sites and do the 'social engineering' thingy, making people believe those lame, advert ridden, bad excuses for movies are really loved and admired by so many. Or similar. Scared yet? What's my point is that this article does nothing but attempts to promote certain computer security business, and fails to advice people in how detect such malware, or indeed how to get rid of it, if it's installed on their PCs. Worth noting Trend Micro isn't the only company with products capable of detecting such malware! Cheers!

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