Chuck Norris botnet infects Linux-based routers and DSL modems
Feb 22, 2010, 12:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)
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"If you haven't changed the default password on your
home router, you may be in for an unwanted visit from Chuck Norris
-- the Chuck Norris botnet, that is.
"Discovered by Czech researchers, the botnet has been spreading
by taking advantage of poorly configured routers and DSL modems,
according to Jan Vykopal, the head of the network security
department with Masaryk University's Institute of Computer Science
in Brno, Czech Republic.
"The malware got the Chuck Norris moniker from a programmer's
Italian comment in its source code: "in nome di Chuck Norris,"
which means "in the name of Chuck Norris." Norris is a U.S. actor
best known for his martial arts films such as "The Way of the
Dragon" and "Missing in Action.""