from the managers-value-persistence dept.
itwbennett writes: Researchers from Mandiant have detected a real-world attack that has installed rogue firmware on Cisco business routers in four countries. The router implant, dubbed SYNful Knock, implements a backdoor password for privileged Telnet and console access and also listens for commands contained in specifically crafted TCP SYN packets — hence the name SYNful Knock. In the cases investigated by Mandiant the SYNful Knock implant was not deployed through a vulnerability, but most likely through default or stolen administrative credentials.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(3) Ha, ha, I can't believe they're actually going to adopt this