New features on Pastebin will appeal to malware operators
New features on Pastebin
The popular site Pastebin, where users can exchange small snippets of text, has two new features that, according to information security specialists, will be very much to the liking of malware operators.
The first function was called
The above features are nothing new and have been used on other similar sites for a long time. However, Pastebin, which ranks in the Alexa Top 2000 most popular sites on the Internet, did not have them before.
Although the site is used by legitimate developers to exchange code samples, for many years Pastebin has also been very popular with malware creators who also use it to store malicious commands, stolen data, IP addresses of C&C servers to manage malware, etc. Pastebin has over the past decade became then the de facto hosting for malicious code.
To combat malware operators using Pastebin,
However, with the advent of the functions “Burn After Read” and “Password Protected Pastes” it will be more difficult for
It is not known what the Pastebin administration thinks about the opinion of information security experts. However, according to her, new functions have been implemented on the site due to numerous requests from users.