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Cridex Worm- New Threat faced by Online Banking user
« on: February 28, 2017, 10:48:38 AM »
There is a computer worm on these days that steals personal data like login ID and passwords. This worm is quite popular among the users of online banking and social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc. Here we have pen down some of the basic information regarding Cridex Worm.

The Computer Emergency Response Team has released a technical paper about a computer worm called ‘Cridex’. It is a new version of a deadly Trojan that also goes by the similar name.

What does Cridex Worm do?

The Cridex worm attacks users of social media networks and online banking. It steals their login details like user ID and passwords.

How does the Cridex Worm Steal data?

The worm attacks the HTML pages of the user’s banking website and takes them to a fake site. A user who is innocent of all this, might give away their login data. Once the attacker has access to this information, they can connect to the actual bank website using the target’s IP address.

How does Cridex reaches user PC?

The Cridex worm spreads via malicious external drives like pen drives, external hard disks, etc.

What can you do to Stay Safe against such Worm?

1. Make sure that your PC’s Firewall is always ON.
2. Install the latest verson on your PC’s operating system and software.
3. Avoid installing free/pirated software from unverified publishers.
4. Do not click links or install attachments in unexpected or unknown emails.
5. Save your PC with a trustworthy antivirus software.

How can Trend Micro Antivirus help?

To fix the growing dangers to online banking users, Trend Micro Antivirus recently introduced Safe Banking. This facility automatically takes all the vital security steps that are needed to protect your monetary transaction on the Internet.

Here’s what the Safe Banking feature provides:

• Safety against infected programs like key loggers that record user keystrokes.
• Safety against fake, phishing and fraudulent websites.
• Make sure that your banking or E-commerce website has a trusted connection.
• Stops redirection to infected websites.

In addition to Safe Banking, Trend Micro Antivirus also provides the following features as an extra layer of safety against malware such as Cridex worm. If you still face the issue and needs assistance then simply contact Trend Micro Antivirus Support:

Anti-spyware – identify and blocks software programs that steal user data.
Web Security – automatically blocks websites developed for phishing attacks and dropping malware on user PC.
Flash Drive Safety – automatically diagnose USB drives for viruses and malware, as soon as they are connected to the user PC.

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Cridex Worm- New Threat faced by Online Banking user
« on: February 28, 2017, 10:48:38 AM »