"Morto" is the weird name of a recently discovered worm that runs across Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). The worm is installed through a rogue Windows DLL, traverses RDP and tries to figure out your password and login.
It is not the most powerful password cracker -- if you have a complex password, you should be set. But those dummies with simple passwords such as admin could be in trouble, as Morto tries to break in using around 30 of the most common passwords.
If the worm gets in, the slimy creature shuts off your security software. F-Secure is the firm that found the worm and it believes the aim of Morto is to ultimately launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
Posted by Doug Barney on 08/31/2011 at 1:18 PM
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