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Trend Micro hacked by Fxmsp?

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by XIII, May 13, 2019.

  1. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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  2. Paliv

    Paliv Regular Contributor

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    I was just about to post this:
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...eal-the-hacked-antivirus-vendors-avs-respond/

    It seems as though their source code may have been stolen along with the other two vendors. Maybe time to turn off Trend Micro for good.
     
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  3. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    How accurate is this information? Should we disable AiProtection on our routers and Withdraw from the Administration Privacy tab too?
     
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  4. Gar

    Gar Senior Member

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    Doesn't sound like anyone will admit to being violated, I'll leave it off for a while and see what happens next. New password?
     
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  5. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    SOP, right! First, don't admit to anything. :)

    I have just turned it off for now too. I'll be using a new password pronto.
     
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  6. #TY

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    Same.
     
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  7. Paliv

    Paliv Regular Contributor

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    I turned it off and changed my password as well. It’s either overkill, or very necessary. Can’t hurt either way.
     
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  9. Paliv

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    I don’t think so, only because the sale of the source code hasn’t taken place yet. Not that the original hackers haven’t poked around, but there are TBs of data to sift through for vulnerabilities. And home routers are much less valuable targets than the corporate sector, which I bet is what they’d be looking to exploit for big money.
     
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    Hopefully by the time the sale transpires and they figure out the code Trend Micro has a plan to change it up.
     
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  11. Gar

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    How big a code change is this for them do you guess? A major rewrite or simpler? I obviously don't know this stuff.
     
  12. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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    A new password for what? (Router login? OpenVPN? Something else?)

    Why? (Are passwords part of the traffic sent to Trend Micro?)
     
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  13. XIII

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    Hm, maybe not:
    Source: BleepingComputer.
     
  14. Paliv

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    One would think not. Security paranoia. In all honesty disabling it probably isn’t even necessary, but since there’s a lot of unknowns I decided to play it safe.
     
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  15. Gar

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    Playing it safe is the key. It was time for a new password anyway.
     
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  16. WuTang LAN

    WuTang LAN Occasional Visitor

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    TrendMicro disabled means no adaptive QoS, correct?
     
  17. Paliv

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    I believe so, unfortunately.
     
  18. jerry6

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    thanks , done and done , now using 60mb ram instead of 138 mb ram , seeing as it was doing nothing good turning off trend has freed up ram at least
     
  19. Paliv

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  20. Gar

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    I'm still leaving it shut off.
     
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