Thursday, October 18, 2007

Krackin software will crack your computer's security!

(Screen shot courtesy of Websense)

Krackin is one place you don't want to try to download music, or videos. The result will be your computer becoming what is known as a zombie, which will be used to spew out spam e-mails, which facilitate Internet fraud.

If you have clicked on this, I highly recommend reading the link in Websense's alert, which I have provided below.

Websense is reporting:

Websense® Security Labs™ has received several reports of a new Web site that is being distributed in spam sent out by those running the Storm attacks. For more details on the Storm attack, see (

This site poses as a new piece of software called "Krackin v1.2" and advertises:

* Easy to install
* Auto-Virus scanning* Mobile Source Downloading
* IP Blocking to Prevent Tracking
* Unwanted User Blocking

Users with unpatched computers are automatically exploited. Users with patched computers are prompted to download and run a file called "kracking.exe" This file contains the Storm payload code.

Websense alert, here.

On a final note, if you are a parent, this would be a good topic to cover with younger family members. From the appearance of the screenshot above, it would likely attract younger users.

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