I'm curious about this password sniffer I found on my machine. I read that it is a WINDOWS ONLY "Password Monitoring Software" and likely won't work on Ubuntu, but as this is the first time I've seen it on my machine.
I found it inside a cookie listed as "jobs.alliedbarton.com" - a site for rent-a-cop security guards. I didn't register on the site and don't recall looking at it. When I looked up TCPassword I found it was an open source program for recovering (Hacking?) Windows passwords. It's registered as:
NirSoft.net - "NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer. "
SniffPass v1.13 - Password Monitoring Software
Copyright (c) 2005 - 2012 Nir Sofer
- Windows Password Recovery Tools
- SmartSniff - Monitoring TCP/IP packets on your network adapter
- Mail PassView - Recover POP3/IMAP/SMTP email passwords.
- Dialupass - Recover VPN/RAS/Dialup passwords
I'd like to know why a job search site for rent-a-cops would want to add something like this inside a cookie. Also, if I had been using a Windows machine to visit Allied Barton, would this have been automatically installed and working.
It is just very strange.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 22.0 - Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical 1.0