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How detecting a botnet from a pcap file ?

asked 2020-06-24 15:14:37 +0000

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I want to know if there is a way to detect a botnet like Ares botnet from a pcap file please ?

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answered 2020-06-24 15:46:39 +0000

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Article with link to the original report.

the Ares infection preys on the poorly secured configurations many set-top boxes use with the ADB debugging interface in Android. In many of the boxes, TCP port 5555 has been opened for both ADB and remote management commands, making it an easy target to any attacker able to scan the open internet.

Do you have a baseline for "normal" in your network? Does it include adb traffic?
The attack uses android adb.
A display filter of tcp.port==5555 or tcp.port in {5555..5585} would be a good start.

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If only folks would implement RFC 3514 properly then life would be easy.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-06-24 16:06:44 +0000 )edit

I dont apply for Android. I used it for linux machine. I tested tcp.port==5555 or tcp.port in {5555..5585} but they are not used

salwa1215 gravatar imagesalwa1215 ( 2020-06-25 10:26:44 +0000 )edit

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