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Windows 7: Fully functional trojanized FileZilla client steals FTP logins

30 Jan 2014   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Fully functional trojanized FileZilla client steals FTP logins

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Trojanized versions of the hugely popular FileZilla FTP client are being offered to unsuspecting users via hacked websites with fake content.

"Malware installer GUI is almost identical to the official version. The only slight difference is version of NullSoft installer where malware uses 2.46.3-Unicode and the official installer uses v2.45-Unicode. All other elements like texts, buttons, icons and images are the same," Avast researchers warn.

"The installed malware FTP client looks like the official version and it is fully functional! You can’t find any suspicious behavior, entries in the system registry, communication or changes in application GUI."
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30 Jan 2014   #2
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is why I always insist on getting software, any software, from the original source when possible.

There are unfortunate cases where the original source(s) may be gone, due simply to the flow of time or what have you, but if you have access to the original source where the devs/publishers are distributing the software personally then that is always the safest place to go.
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31 Jan 2014   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
This is why I always insist on getting software, any software, from the original source when possible.

There are unfortunate cases where the original source(s) may be gone, due simply to the flow of time or what have you, but if you have access to the original source where the devs/publishers are distributing the software personally then that is always the safest place to go.
I sooo agree!!
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31 Jan 2014   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
This is why I always insist on getting software, any software, from the original source when possible.

There are unfortunate cases where the original source(s) may be gone, due simply to the flow of time or what have you, but if you have access to the original source where the devs/publishers are distributing the software personally then that is always the safest place to go.
i agree with this one for sure. Ive used those file sharing programs etc in the past and have had issues come up. So, I just dont even bother getting involved with them because they can be nothing but trouble with a capital C.
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01 Feb 2014   #5
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
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i agree with this one for sure. Ive used those file sharing programs etc in the past and have had issues come up. So, I just dont even bother getting involved with them because they can be nothing but trouble with a capital C.
Capital C?
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01 Feb 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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To avoid being saddled with a malicious FileZilla version, users are advised to download it only from the software's official website or from well-reputed download sites, and to avoid any unsolicited download offers.

It should go without saying that this advice is valid for any and every other software / app download.
As the article states at the bottom. I've started running anything I download through VirusTotal too.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
i agree with this one for sure. Ive used those file sharing programs etc in the past and have had issues come up. So, I just dont even bother getting involved with them because they can be nothing but trouble with a capital C.
Capital C?
I thing C is a Klingon character for capitol "T".
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01 Feb 2014   #7
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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To avoid being saddled with a malicious FileZilla version, users are advised to download it only from the software's official website or from well-reputed download sites, and to avoid any unsolicited download offers.

It should go without saying that this advice is valid for any and every other software / app download.
As the article states at the bottom. I've started running anything I download through VirusTotal too.
The latest version of Process Explorer now includes a "submit process to VirusTotal" function.
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