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PostSubject: Is Someone Watching You - Right Now?   Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:58 pm

Your webcam light come on, or blink while you are not using it?



http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/03/rat-breeders-meet-the-men-who-spy-on-women-through-their-webcams/

This is a long, informative article... a very small portion is below.

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...commonly done by seeding file-sharing networks with infected files and naming them after popular songs or movies, or through even more creative methods. "I seem to get a lot of female slaves by spreading Sims 3 with a [RAT] server on torrent sites," wrote one poster. Another turned to social media, where "I've been able to message random hot girls on facebook (0 mutual friends) and infect (usually become friends with them too); with the right words anything is possible."

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PostSubject: Re: Is Someone Watching You - Right Now?   Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Eric wrote:
Your webcam light come on, or blink while you are not using it?



http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/03/rat-breeders-meet-the-men-who-spy-on-women-through-their-webcams/

This is a long, informative article... a very small portion is below.

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...commonly done by seeding file-sharing networks with infected files and naming them after popular songs or movies, or through even more creative methods. "I seem to get a lot of female slaves by spreading Sims 3 with a [RAT] server on torrent sites," wrote one poster. Another turned to social media, where "I've been able to message random hot girls on facebook (0 mutual friends) and infect (usually become friends with them too); with the right words anything is possible."

That is one of the reasons that I keep my webcam disabled unless I need to use it for some reason.

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PostSubject: Re: Is Someone Watching You - Right Now?   Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:11 pm

More on the Remote Administration Tools (RATs)...

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Adam Kujawa, a researcher at security firm MalwareBytes, compiled a list last summer of everything that popular RAT DarkComet could do. It included:

Find out all system information, including hardware being used and the exact version of your operating system, including security patches
Control all the processes currently running on your system
View and modify your registry
Modify your Hosts file
Control your computer from a remote shell
Modify your startup processes and services, including adding a few of its own
Execute various types of scripts on your system
Modify/View/Steal your files
Put files of its own on your system
Steal your stored password
Listen to your microphone
Log your keystrokes (duh)
Scan your network
View your network shares
Mess with your MSN Messenger / Steal your contacts / Add new contacts!
Steal from your clipboard (things you’ve copied)
Control your printer
Lock/Restart/Shutdown your computer
Update the implant with a new address to beacon to or new functionality
Watch your webcam
Use your computer in a denial of service (DOS) attack

And that's not all. DarkComet includes a "Fun Manager" that can perform all sorts of tricks on the target system, including:

Hiding the Desktop—Hiding all the icons and making it impossible to right click on the desktop.
Hide the Clock—Self Explanatory
Hide Task Icons—In the little box on the right side of your start bar
Hide Sys Tray Icons—Hide icons and open application buttons on the taskbar
Hide Taskbar—Self Explanatory
Hide the Start Button—Only works in Win XP
Disable the Start Button (XP Only)—Gray out the start button, disabling it.
Disable TaskMgr—Disables the Windows Task Manager (When you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del)
Open/Close CD Tray—Self Explanatory


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PostSubject: Re: Is Someone Watching You - Right Now?   Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:29 pm

I keep mine disabled too, GR. Creeps me out.
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