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The Rbot-GR worm sneaks a peek

Heather Sparks

webcamA new worm is spreading that's got eyes and ears. Upon infecting your PC the Rbot-GR worm goes straight for webcams and microphones, meaning that if your setup is infected and your webcam is plugged in, an attacker can look in on you without you even knowing it (somehow we had this idea that having strangers watch you was what webcams were always for). Besides the voyeuristic stuff, the worm can also gather registration info and steal PayPal passwords, but don't fret, so far Rbot-GR hasn't been particularly widespread.

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