A sneaky new computer virus, dubbed "Blister," gets past even the best antivirus software.
The Blister malware is signed with a security certificate from a legitimate company. That allows it to be seen as "safe" by most antivirus software. Once it gets through the antivirus defenses, it sits silently on the computer for ten minutes. Bister waits in order to avoid the "sandboxing" feature of antivirus software that watches for suspicious activity from new files.
After waiting ten minutes, Blister proceeds to hide itself in various ways and to place a copy in the Windows Startup folder so that it will run every time Windows starts up.
Why is Blister dangerous?
Blister creates a backdoor allowing criminals to take control of your computer. It also moves silently across your network, infecting other computers.
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