December 28, 2016

'Switch' Leads to Glitch: Android Malware Hijacks Routers' DNS Settings - SC Magazine

'Switch' Leads to Glitch: Android Malware Hijacks Routers' DNS Settings - SC Magazine

SC Magazine, December 28, 2016
Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new Android Trojan that can sabotage entire Wi-Fi networks and the users who connect to them by accessing the router that an infected device is communicating with and executing a Domain Name System (DNS) hijack attack. The malware, named Switcher, uses a compromised Android device to pull up the local router's admin interface, and then attempts to gain top-level privileges by executing a brute-force attack that guesses commonly used or default log-in credentials.

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