* Each client has the right to create an unlimited number of applications within the system. Requests can contain suggestions on a new module or improvements of existing module. Such requests can be public or private.
* Each client has a right to vote on new ideas suggested by other members and offer his or her price for development of the enhancement or module. The decision is made by the developers on whether to go forward with certain enhancement or new module, depending on the voting results.
* Each client has the right to comment on any application and talk to any member. Now it is going to be interesting for you to find partners and like-minded people and also to take active parts in discussions with the developers.
* You can see all stages of module development, if it is approved other members. We update the status and time to completion.
* You may pay a deposit, if module is approved (via a 50 percent vote). After the deposit is paid by the members, the project starts moving forward, so that the money is paid directly to coders and there will be no laziness or inaction. Everything is clear: Every stage of development is thoroughly shown.
Seculert's statistics show that the largest number of infected machines are in Italy, with the United States second. There are relatively few infected machines in Russia. If the infection routines detect a Russian- or Ukrainian-language keyboard, they shut down.
Although some news sources insist on calling Citadel a "banking" Trojan, I see no indication that Citadel is focused on the banking industry or on stealing banking information. Rather, just like Zeus, it's an omnivorous beast capable of stealing a wide range of data. The person who purchases a copy can tailor it to monitor keystrokes, look for files, even record screen activity as a video and send it to the command-and-control server.
We're going to be hearing a lot more about Citadel in the months to come. SaaS is a powerful concept, even among black hats.
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