Email Opens Back Door

Researchers found an interesting email that was altered and sent to a federal contractor EMC. EMC is the maker of secure id network login products. This email created a back door so the hackers could get right into the system undetected. Many were surprised at the fact that the email look like something a co-worker or employer would send to them, however behind the scenes it was far from a simple email. The email not only contained an exploit but it also can been seen as a trojan horse. For those who don’t know a trojan horse is a type of attacking technique that allows the creator to hide harmful information into what looks like a harmless email. This email gave attackers “full remote access to the infected. More worse the virus has full access to the network drive that the user can access.” Unfortunately it is the equability of manipulating files to not look malicious that hurts even the more intelligent computer advocates.

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