Thursday, March 28, 2013

Beware of VERNOT.A: Sneaky Malware threatening Evernote

Evernote App has recently been hit by VERNOT.A: a subtle-but-powerful malware attack, reports Tech News.

This malevolent software masquerades as a legitimate program process, but has the potential to lift just about all of the pertinent information that consumers use Evernote to store.

VERNOT.A can come either by itself from suspicious sites or come bundled with other harmful programs. One of the most insidious aspects of VERNOT.A is that it transmits its hacked information via seemingly legitimate channels. Because Evernote can distribute content through a variety of online routes, networks do not see outgoing Evernote traffic as an unusual thing.

The malware is able to steal user info, including the computer's name, its owner's name and place of business and location. VERNOT.A can also tap into information a user has saved in Evernote. Materials about finances or social activities can be particularly compromising.

Avoiding it is probably the best strategy, as it's almost impossible to tell if you've been affected. VERNOT.A runs as long as Evernote does, and uses the program to mask its own activities.

However, if VERNOT.A shows up, it may be time to change your password, or think very carefully about how many notes you need to take.

Read more at: Tech News
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