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Vulnerabilities / Threats

6/7/2018
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7 Variants (So Far) of Mirai

Mirai is an example of the newest trend in rapidly evolving, constantly improving malware. These seven variants show how threat actors are making bad malware worse.
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Satori
Where Mirai is relatively broad in scope, able to plant itself on many different routers and devices, Satori is quite specific. Discovered in December 2017, Satori takes advantage of vulnerabilities in two devices: Realtek's UPNP SOAP interface and Huawei's home gateway.
In addition to the device changes, Satori differs from Mirai (in at least some versions) by changing the way it propagates. Whereas Mirai uses the venerable telnet protocol, several Satori versions take advantage of device-specific communications protocols to spread to new targets.
With Satori, malware developers have added targets and communication protocols to a functional core of capabilities.
(Image: BeeBright VIA SHUTTERSTOCK)

Satori

Where Mirai is relatively broad in scope, able to plant itself on many different routers and devices, Satori is quite specific. Discovered in December 2017, Satori takes advantage of vulnerabilities in two devices: Realtek's UPNP SOAP interface and Huawei's home gateway.

In addition to the device changes, Satori differs from Mirai (in at least some versions) by changing the way it propagates. Whereas Mirai uses the venerable telnet protocol, several Satori versions take advantage of device-specific communications protocols to spread to new targets.

With Satori, malware developers have added targets and communication protocols to a functional core of capabilities.

(Image: BeeBright VIA SHUTTERSTOCK)

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PaulChau
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PaulChau,
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12/18/2018 | 2:59:56 AM
Beat the robots
It's scary to think that there are more than people trying to introduce hazards and dangers into our systems you know. These bots are so easily configured to attack from a different angle just by switching up a line or two of code! Security teams are really going to have to work hard to stay ahead of the game now!
MarkSindone
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12/22/2018 | 1:30:53 AM
Under control
Malware, like technology, is constantly improving. There really isn't any particular one way that can totally diminish this entire threat for good. However, it is still in our best interests that we take note of them so as to know what to expect and how to handle and take them down for good using the correct methods. If we find out about them without knowing the counter measures to be put in place, then we might suffer even tougher consequences that might just be irreversible.
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