[clug] Drive-By Pharming Attack Could Hit Home Networks

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 10:10:01 GMT 2007

Steve Jenkins asked me to post this to clug.  It is of interest  
because it is a non-platform specific attack.  ie it could  
potentially work with a linux desktop client.

The the attack in the article relies on default passwords but I was  
thinking about this and wondering how many people talk to their home  
routers using their normal browser and have the password set to be  
remembered in their browser.  In that case an attack like this might  
not even need the default password, it could get the browser to to  
the work itself.

On 2007/Feb/17, at 10:38 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:

> http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=B2D823D1- 
> D77D-471F-96B2-0DED432A0CA2
>> Drive-By Pharming Attack Could Hit Home Networks

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