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Windows 7: Neverquest banking malware more dangerous than Zeus trojan


31 Dec 2013   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Neverquest banking malware more dangerous than Zeus trojan

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For over five years, Zeus has been the undisputed king of banking malware.

Zeus remains active today, but its source code was published online in 2011 and this cyberscourge has about run its course. Unfortunately, Security experts are already sounding the alarm about a new piece of malware that makes Zeus look like a simpleton. Neverquest significantly raises the bar for online banking malware.

One sobering reality is that Neverquest is already for sale. Zeus, being “first of its kind” malware, required skilled controllers. Not so with Neverquest, script kiddies and malware non-experts are able to make use of the potent malware as soon as they buy it.
Neverquest banking malware more dangerous than Zeus trojan - TechRepublic

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31 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

oh great!...just lovely....now i have to worry about my bank's online access etc. being attacked(well not like banks havent been targeted already cause i know they have)...just when i thought my account access online was safe...go figure!!....
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01 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

@ matts6887

Nothing is ever 100% safe or secure.
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01 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
@ matts6887

Nothing is ever 100% safe or secure.
You're right on Target!
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01 Jan 2014   #5

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The author mentions using a LiveCD to do online banking as a security measure.
Does anyone know if using a browser in a Virtual Machine would provide the same protection?
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01 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Yes and no. A live cd would be the most secure, as nothing can be written to it. Due to the fact its read only. Things could still be executed in memory, although with Linux its less likely then windows.

A virtual machine does offer decent protection, but only from threats infecting your host OS. It would not likely help you in a banking scenario. Although if you use Linux in the virtual machine, that would be safer. But overall the live cd is the best option. Personally, I am not that paranoid. I do sensitive stuff in a Linux OS in a virtual environment.
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01 Jan 2014   #7

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Thanks for that Andrew
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01 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
@ matts6887

Nothing is ever 100% safe or secure.
True that!....unfortunately and especially these days. Its pretty sad that we have to go all out just to protect our private and personal information that only we should have access to. However, I guess its just the way the tech world is.
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