Anti virus expert warns of version 5.x backdoor attack by malicious audio file Holzwickede, October 28, 2010 in the Winamp players a new digital pest indicates currently sound like virus protection expert BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) currently has discovered. Speaking candidly Nissan told us the story. The zero-day exploit called Exploit.Winamp.D exploited a vulnerability in Winamp by disguising himself as an MTM audio file. As soon as the user gets the file information, the pest the attacker opens a backdoor on the infected machine. In this way, cybercriminals via remote gain control over the respective PC. The security software from BitDefender detects the exploit before the user saves the music file. Exploit.Winamp.D spreads primarily via peer-to-Peer Web sites, email attachments, or social networks. The pest is out as an MTM audio file that is similar to the MOD – or MIDI-format.
Once the user has downloaded the contaminated file, it is required to read the file information. As soon as he does, the exploit is activated and installed a backdoor access. This backdoor”, cybercriminals can then control the PC remotely and spread the malicious code on the compromised system. How is the establishment of the backdoor just taking place, shows the following video by BitDefender: exploit for Winamp demonstrated downloads only via legitimate Web pages handle BitDefender software users are protected against the attacks from Exploit.Winamp.D, because the program detects this malware before she can be stored. As a general preventive measure, the virus protection expert advises that perform downloads only from trusted websites.
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