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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1845 This Android-infecting Trojan malware uses your phone to attack your router
A new form of Android Trojan malware is capable of attacking the routers controlling the wireless networks of its victims, thus leaving them vulnerable to further cyberattacks, fraud and data theft.

Dubbed Switcher Trojan, the malware uses unsuspecting Android device users as tools to redirect all traffic from Wi-Fi connected devices on the network into the hands of cybercriminal attackers.

The researchers at Kaspersky Lab said this is the first time Android malware has been used to attack routers like this. The malware attempts to infiltrate the router's admin interface by using a long, predefined list of password and login combinations - a task which is made easy if the router still uses easily crackable default credentials.
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