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The Man in the Middle for All Purposes

I love simple ingenuity, and FormSpy is ingenious. From the McAfee writeup:

... a malware that is installed as a Mozilla/Firefox component extension.

Upon execution, it registers Mozilla event listeners to the malware and sends information submitted by the victim in the web browser to a malicious website. These information can include, but is not limited to, credit numbers, passwords, e-banking pin numbers etc. The main executable is also capable of sniffing passwords from ICQ, FTP, IMAP and POP3 traffic.

This malware was modified from the "NumberedLinks 0.9" which is an open source Mozilla component available off the Internet. To the victim, he or she would only notice the "NumberedLinks 0.9" extension being installed

Minimum effort, maximum effect. Nice.

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