X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Want to Chat with a Hacker? Debug His Malware

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Franklin Zhao and Jason Zhou, security researchers for anti-virus firm AVG, were analyzing the contents of a Trojan they found from a Diablo III forum when a chat window popped up on their screen. It was the hacker, who promptly asked the researchers why they were looking at the malware.

avg trojan hacker chat

The researchers were taken aback but they went ahead and engaged with the hacker. In the exchange below the researchers told the hacker that they were not aware that the hacker could see what was on their screen. The hacker replied, “I would like to see your face, but what a pity you don’t have a camera.” According to Zhao and Zhou, not only was the hacker telling the truth, they knew that the hacker could do so much more, like control their mouse and monitor their processes.

avg trojan hacker chat 2

The two tried to prolong the conversation but the hacker was too smart for that – he ended their hackroulette session by shutting down the researchers’ system. Head to the AVG blog to read the full story.

[via Boing Boing]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Mophie Powerstation Plus XL

Mophie Powerstation Plus XL

The Orville Season 2 (Trailer)

The Orville Season 2 (Trailer)

SHAZAM! (Trailer)

SHAZAM! (Trailer)

Advertisement
2018 Kia Rio Review: A Peppy Subcompact Packs Great Value

2018 Kia Rio Review: A Peppy Subcompact Packs Great Value

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Welcome to the Mountaintop

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Welcome to the Mountaintop