Compromised uTorrent clients can be abused to download a malicious torrent file. The malicious file is designed to embed a persistent backdoor and execute when Windows 10 reboots, granting the attacker remote access to the operating system at will.

Torrent clients like uTorrent and Transmission have built-in features that allow server administrators to remotely access the torrent client via web application interfaces, as shown in the below image example of uTorrent’s web app.

Overall, the number of publicly accessible torrent clients is growing. As torrent clients increase in popularity, so… more

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