Linux routers under attack — for their own good
I have learned a new word today: vigilanteware. It's the opposite of malware and tries to make devices more secure.
On Oct. 1, Symantec’s Mario Ballano posted an alert about an oddball piece of invasive code called Linux.Wifatch that attaches to Linux routers. The catch is that it appears to be helping the devices improve their security by distributing threat updates.