BackStealth Security Test is Trojan

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Device, May 4, 2002.

  1. Device

    Device Guest

    It's a trojan. Why is this article on the front page? Clearly it should be more fitting on astalavista or sites like that.

    Any programmer with the tools can change it and make it d/l something else. Like a virus or even more harmful trojan. I didn't think this site was about that stuff.
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    it's a test to see if your firewall can withstand a trojan based on it. it is a Proof Of Concept program, not a true virus so it is safe to have and for people to see if their firewalls are secure or not.
  3. LoctOut

    LoctOut Guest

    I was very surprised to see this here

    This was the headline as reported by on Apr. 30th

    New Stealth Attack Found Against Personal Firewalls

    Backstealth, a demonstration program that bypasses the outbound data filters in firewalls from Symantec, McAfee, and other firms, was posted last week to Packetstorm, a popular security tools site.

    The utility is able to defeat outbound blocking by Kerio Personal Firewall, McAfee Personal Firewall, Norton Internet Security 2002, Sygate Personal Firewall Pro, and Tiny Personal Firewall, according to Iorio.