Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#4533 closed Other (rejected)

prevention of ftp credentials theft by a virus/trojan

Reported by: Roman Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: gumblar virus Cc:
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version: xp

Description

As a web-designer I recently had a lot of trouble with the gumblar trojan which could steal my ftp credentials (Note: I can not tell if it was stolen from dreamweaver or filezilla...).

A question which came to my mind was: how can I prevent this kind of ftp credential theft to happen again and what could a developer of ftp clients possibly do to help me prevent such theft?

See analysis of the gumbblar attack:
http://www.martinsecurity.net/2009/05/20/inside-the-massive-gumblar-attacka-dentro-del-enorme-ataque-gumblar/

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 11 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

The only possible solution is to prevent getting infected with malware in the first place.

You need to configure your systems properly and vigilantly check for updates to all installed programs daily. Pay an administrator if you are unwilling to spend an hour on maintenance yourself each day.

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