Internet Poker -- New Rootkit Dangers
F-Secure has documented a new risk associated for on-line poker players, where a rootkit could have been potentially distributed to users Internet Poker -- New Rootkit Dangers http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-052006.html#00000881 http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-052006.html#00000878 http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/small_la.shtml http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.checkraise.html
RBCalc.exe was a malicious software program present on the "Check Raised" website for a period of time. This site provides tools, articles and other various applications to online poker players. As a result, many online poker players could have been affected by this targeted attack. Trojan.Checkraise is a Trojan horse that steals passwords for popular online poker Web sites. It also opens a back door on the compromised computer and logs keystrokes. It sends confidential information to a remote attacker
Question: So a question for all you poker fanatics; when is this not a winning hand?
Answer: When your online poker login credentials have been stolen and your
account drained. We have received no reports of this happening, but
the possibility is definitely there.