New ultra-stealthy Linux backdoor isn’t your everyday malware discovery
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Symbiote gives remote access to any account. Normal methods don't detect it.
@whoami@lemmygrad.ml
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28 monatoj

One of the comments from under the arsetechnica article mentions possibility of corporate espionage…I’m inclined to believe that, but obviously that’s pure speculation.

erpicht
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68 monatoj

As one commenter on the site points out, this is not a backdoor in any meaningful sense of the word, because it still has to be snuck onto the machine. Malware, yes. Backdoor, no.

@peeonyou
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28 monatoj

if you could run an app to compare your network traffic with what your router or switch shows that would be a dead giveaway, but also would require tools that I’m not sure exist right now

Helix 🧬
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28 monatoj

So what can you do about it? Tripwire checksumming your whole system is probably a good countermeasure, but if you’re already infiltrated, you’re probably fucked. As with all rootkits.

@Thann
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38 monatoj

With the help of LD_PRELOAD, Symbiote will load before any other shared objects. That allows the malware to tamper with other library files loaded for an application. The image below shows a summary of all of the malware’s evasion techniques.

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28 monatoj

uuuuh

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