31 August 2009

Beware, Skype may be bugged

Skype users, beware. Security firm Symantec found the public release of source code Trojan targeting Skype users.

Trojan.Peskyspy is spyware that records voice calls and save them as MP3 files. An infected machine will use the software that handles audio processing in a computer and store the data call as an MP3 file.

MP3 file and then sent via Internet to a server that has been determined in which the attacker can then listen to the conversations that have been recorded. Because the call is MP3, the file size was not large and low-load transfer.

According to Symantec, the current risk of this trojan threat low. But because this code is freely available, Symantec said that the malware makers could use it as part of a surveillance package. Fortunately, the creators of this malware have to spend lots of time to listen to hours and hours Skype audio files to get something that catches their attention.

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