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Trojan Virus Attacks On Raspberry Pi Computers Discovered

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Trojan Virus Attacks On Raspberry Pi Computers Discovered


The Russian security firm Doctor Web discovered two Trojan programs that target Linux machines. One turns Raspberry machines into a cryptocurrency mining device, and the other runs a proxy server on Linux systems.


The Trojan named Linux Muldrop, 14 targets Raspberry Pi devices, changing the password on the devices it infects, then unpacking and launching a miner, which, in an infinite loop, starts searching for network nodes with an open port 22 to replicate itself.


According to Doctor Web, “The Trojan is a script that contains a compressed and encrypted application designed to mine cryptocurrency.”

The second Trojan, dubbed Linux, ProxyM, uses a special range of methods to detect honeypots- special decoy servers used by digital security specialists to examine malicious software.

“Once launched, it connects to its command server and, after getting confirmation from it, runs a SOCKS proxy server on the infected device. Cybercriminals can use this Trojan to ensure that they remain anonymous online,” noted Doctor Web.

The solution is quite simple. Only use a Live DVD or USB Flash drive with a Tor Anonymous Operating System. Should you need to save any files, simply pop in a external Hard Drive or a USB Flash drive to save your work. Never use your computer to go on line with its operating system, unless you are doing Administrative updates and making secure purchases for the operating system.

For more on this topic, purchase the August 2017 Linux Pro Magazine. The article can be found on page 8. You can also go to

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