A worm that takes advantage of a vulnerability in the PHP scripting language to attempt to gain access to a computer or device. Linux.Darrloz uses the vulnerability to seek administrative privileges by providing commonly-used login usernames and passwords. If Darrloz gains access to the computer, it leaves a backdoor on the infected system or device that allows the cyber criminal to issue commands at any point in time.
While Linux.Darrloz primarily targets Linux distributions, the worm has received considerable attention from the security industry as a potential security threat to the Internet of Things (IoT). There is evidence of Darrloz variants having been created specifically for chipsets utilized by home routers, set-top boxes, entertainment devices, security cameras and similar Internet-enabled devices.
This has prompted concerns that as common, everyday objects like household appliances, security systems and automobiles become more and more Internet-enabled (i.e. The Internet of Things), security threats such as Linux.Darrloz could present considerable risks to computers and connected devices as well as those who use them.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »Sharing Threat Intelligence
A growing number of startups make the sharing of threat intelligence a key part of their solutions. Read More »Smiley Faces and Symbols
A text smiley face is used to convey a facial expression or emotion in texting and online chat conversations. This Webopedia guide shows you how... Read More »
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
This Webopedia study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »