Posts byJuha-Matti

Security consultant from Finland

Give me your fingerprints, I’ll sell you a mobile phone

There will be a new national register of mobile phone users in Mexico.

Under a new law published on Monday and due to be in force in April, mobile phone companies will have a year to build up a database of their clients, complete with fingerprints. The idea would be to match calls and messages to the phones’ owners.

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Mexico has a very strong culture of using prepaid phones.

OS X malware family has a new member: OSX.Lamzev.A

New Trojan horse for Mac environment has been discovered.

The Trojan is known as OSX.Lamzev.A by Symantec.

When it is executed it will create the file ezmal to the Applications folder (the name is Applications in localized installations too).

The names of earlier widely known OS X malware are Mac.Hovdy.a (June ’08), OSX.Exploit.Launchd (June ’06) and Leap.A (February ’06). When saying ‘widely known’ it doesn’t mean that they were widely spreaded.

I remember the exact number of 63 when talking about known Mac malware.

There are no worms for Apple – yet.

The victims of RPC Trojan Gimmiv were XP boxes in Asia

The RPC Worm Victim List has a list [.txt] of hundreds machines and they are mainly Windows XP machines (MSIE 6.0 or MSIE7.0; Windows NT 5.1 in browser’s user agent).

I made a script to generate WHOIS queries and the results say that the victim machines are located mainly in Australia, China, Philippines, India, Japan, Korea, Malta, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam. There are only some machines in France, UK, and USA.

It’s very interesting that there is an IP from Microsoft too – a Wget machine with IP address 64.147.0.80. The Wget version is 1.10.2.

Whois Record

OrgName: Microsoft Corp
OrgID: MSFT
Address: One Microsoft Way
City: Redmond
StateProv: WA
PostalCode: 98052
Country: US

NetRange: 131.107.0.0 – 131.107.255.255
CIDR: 131.107.0.0/16
NetName: MICROSOFT

There are several Wget UA’s included, one with the version number Wget/1.8.2 too.

I recommend that Redmon guys patch that machine ASAP 😉