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SYNful Knock router exploit isn’t going away soon

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 16, 2015.

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    The SYNful Knock compromise of routers can implant software that creates backdoors to let attackers return over and over, a sophisticated endeavor that demonstrates the ingenuity of its creators, according to a member of the team that discovered the attack in the wild.

    The software has features that enable it to stay hidden within networks so it can be updated and new attack modules can be downloaded for long periods of time, according to FireEye researchers.

    “The impressive portion of the attack is the implant and not the delivery,” says Tony Lee, technical director at FireEye. “This sort of implant would take significant skills to produce and go undetected for so long.”

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