Chuck Norris Botnet Karate-Chops Routers Hard

If you haven’t changed the default password on your home router, you may be in for an unwanted visit from Chuck Norris — the Chuck Norris botnet, that is. Discovered by Czech researchers, the botnet has been spreading by taking advantage of poorly configured routers and DSL modems, according to Jan Vykopal, the head of the network security department with Masaryk University’s Institute of Computer Science in Brno, Czech Republic. The malware got the Chuck Norris moniker from a programmer’s Italian comment in its source code: in nome di Chuck Norris, which means in the name of Chuck Norris

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