Sub7 (SubSeven) is back with a new release 2.3

August 25, 2009 – 5:49 AM

Sub7, or SubSeven or Sub7Server, is the name of a popular backdoor program. It is mainly used for causing mischief, such as hiding the computer cursor, changing system settings or loading up pornographic websites. However, it can also be used for more serious criminal applications, such as stealing passwords and credit card details. Its name was derived by spelling NetBus backwards (“suBteN”) and swapping “ten” with “seven”.

Among Sub7’s capabilities are complete file system access and real-time keystroke logging. The latter capability makes it possible for Sub7 to be used to steal passwords and credit card information. It also installs itself into the WIN.INI file and the “run” key of the Windows Registry, in addition to adding a “runner” to the Windows Shell. Computer security expert Steve Gibson once said that with these features, Sub7 allows a hacker to take “virtually complete control” over a computer. Sub7 is so invasive, he said, that anyone with it on their computer “might as well have the hacker standing right next to them” while using their computer.


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