Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Malware now including DHCP server functionality

Source: Security Fix

The latest version of the DNSChanger malware (which alters local DNS resolver settings to point at a hostile DNS server) also includes DHCP server functionality. This potentially allows it to pass on the bad DNS settings to any host on the local network which is requesting configuration via DHCP. This could be particularly effective at public WiFi spots unless appropriate countermeasures are taken.

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