Cyber Counter Culture
So this is not a particularly technical source article, but it looks fairly interesting and I haven’t heard of this Linux.Darlloz worm before, so it might be new to some of you too. Seems like it’s going after old php-cgi installs, which are very common on embedded systems (routers/pos systems/stbs etc). The vulnerability being used is actually pretty old and was patched back in May 2012. It’s not really likely to cause a serious risk to servers, which tend not to run php-cgi any more – and it would be more common for them to be updated.
+Ma's Reversing - deserve it!
*shrug* it seems simple enough to avoid all of this. It's called be insignificant. You can't complain that Big Brother detained you if you're out there dabbling in things that Big Brother might be upset about. Just go live a happy life. Yes, we are supposed to rage against the machine, hold the man accountable, protect our freedoms, etc etc, but by aggressively doing these things, we worry the Powers that Be and they do dumb things in response to that. But that's been the story for thousands of years, I suppose. Seven dangerous new computer hacks (and one silly one) that will change the future