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A new Linux worm targets the Internet of Things

A new Linux worm – luckily still not spotted being used in the wild – has been unearthed by Symantec researchers.

Dubbed ???Darlloz???, its targets are not just traditional computers, but also Internet-enabled devices such as home routers, set-top boxes, security cameras, and even industrial control systems. The worm inserts itself into target devices by exploiting a PHP vulnerability that has been patched as far back as May 2012.