It Had to Happen Sooner or Later, Part 2

On July 21 I wrote that a Windows CE worm was inevitable. At that time a harnless proof of concept worm had been discovered and now--you guessed it--somebody has released a malicious worm that inserts a backdoor into the operating system.

Kaspersky Labs reported the discovery of a new worm, Backdoor.WindowsCE.Brador.A , which gives an intruder full control over the device. The worm sends the device's IP address to the intruder where the intruder can then connect to use a set of commands that can list directory contents, upload and download files, show a message window, and execute commands.

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