What is a Trojan horse?
A Trojan horse is a Malware that
infiltrates your system by impersonating to be a harmless or
useful software or service. It might be a picture you received
in the eMail, an internet site you visited many times or even
Once inside your system, the
Malware might further infect other computers in the
organization (becoming a
Worm), destroy data, spy on you and steal your
documents, or give the attacker control over your workstation.
What is a Spyware?
A Spyware is any Malware that
is intended to steal resources such as documents or data -
not just destroy your computer.
It can send your confidential information to the competitor,
steal the password to the bank account, etc.
A spyware can also completely
take over your computer, thus
allowing it's sender to act in your name, without your knowledge.
Among other things, He can use your identity to
infect other victims,
such as your superiors, customers, partners etc.
What is a Rootkit?
Following infection, the malware
will try to hide itself. One method is to replace part of your
operating system (i.e.
windows) with fake parts. This way, when
you or your protective softwares look for the malware it will not
be found. Those fake parts are called Rootkit.
Why do you need Trojan detection
I thought all this Trojan thing
was just a Hype?
Spyware and Trojan attacks are on the increase. Others
around you have been
attacked recently, and found out their protections
where not sufficient.
But I have an Antivirus and a
Anti-Virus is not enough.
Firewall cannot protect you against Trojan attacks, as they
are usually brought in by a naive employee. Moreover,
sometimes the break in is done by
social engineering, in which case your protections are
irrelevant. Also, the Firewall is impaired when trying to tell
apart a legitimate user activity from a spyware leaking out
your confidential information.
My Firm has internal network,
and I only surf to known and SSL protected sites.
If you can send and receive email
from people outside your organization - you are vulnerable.
If you have access to the internet - you are vulnerable. Even
on SSL sites you are vulnerable.
Email - Any
attachment you receive might be a Trojan, even an
or a simple picture. And you don't need to actively execute
anything, sometimes viewing it in
Outlooks preview pane
you can get infected by viewing a site
, even without downloading anything.
This is true even for known and trusted sites, as this
sites can be hijacked
. Your connection to the internet can be used to leak out data,
after you have been infected.
SSL - the
encryption itself is powerful indeed, unfortunately the
hackers don't need to break it. they
record your key strokes
as you type in your password, and then they can impersonate
you on this secure site.
What would anyone spy on me for ?
Price proposal, new products,
employees salaries, bank passwords and of course - infecting
your customer through you.
Why use detectIT
I can buy a shrink-wrapped
As well you should - we will
probably recommend some of them ourselves. However, those
products rely on signatures of known Malwares, so if you are
the target of a personalized attack they won't detect it.
Worse yet, some intruders use
divert just such products.
We reveal Uncommon or tailor-made infections.
I can have my IT people scan
Your IT people, talented as
they may be, do not specialize in local network security.
There are many inexplicable details in a running operating
system that might be a malware - it takes expertise
and experience to recognize the real ones.
We specialize in recognizing trojan and spyware signatures.
My IT person also a security expert.
As in any other field, it is
hard to see your own mistakes. That is because the human
mind is biased towards its own decisions. Not to mention
having to admit your own errors. You should also consider
the fact that your IT person is overloaded as it is with
innumerable other tasks, and can't dedicate himself to a
massive scan of all workstations.
We are unbiased and dedicated.
What is a Trojan horse, and what does it do to you
Why do You need trojan detection
It's not a hype, Antivirus and Firewall wont help, and You are not safe even
on your own network surfing only to known sites. And yes, you do
have something worth stealing.
Why use detectIT?
...and not off-the-shelf product, or freewares.