Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 09:57 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Discovered by Czech researchers, the Chuck Norris botnet has been spreading by taking advantage of poorly configured routers and DSL modems. The malware got the Chuck Norris moniker from a programmer's Italian comment in its source code: 'in nome di Chuck Norris', which means 'in the name of Chuck Norris'. Chuck Norris is unusual in that it infects DSL modems and routers rather than PCs. It installs itself on routers and modems by guessing default administrative passwords and taking advantage of the fact that many devices are configured to allow remote access. They're behind the times, though. It should've been the Epic Beard Man Botnet. Move over, Chuck.
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Bruce vs. Chuck
by n4cer on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 01:12 UTC
n4cer
Member since:
2005-07-06

Quick, someone create a Bruce Lee anti-malware solution.

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RE: Bruce vs. Chuck
by Karitku on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 12:50 in reply to "Bruce vs. Chuck"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Quick, someone create a Bruce Lee anti-malware solution.

No change Chuck Norris ones hit router and whole Internetz went down.

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