New rootkit technology
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: New rootkit technology

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,192

    New rootkit technology

    Whilst the concept is not new (remember "blue pill"?) this is a different approach:

    Security researchers have developed a new type of malicious rootkit software that hides itself in an obscure part of a computer's microprocessor, hidden from current antivirus products.
    Called a System Management Mode (SMM) rootkit, the software runs in a protected part of a computer's memory that can be locked and rendered invisible to the operating system, but which can give attackers a picture of what's happening in a computer's memory.
    The SMM rootkit comes with keylogging and communications
    Story is here:

    http://www.cio.com/article/354913/BL..._Hide_Rootkits

    Basically it means that current anti-malware applications cannot detect them
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  2. #2
    Senior Member JPnyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    2,734
    Great, just what we needed..

  3. #3
    Senior Member Cope57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    186
    "I donít see it as a widespread threat, because it's very hardware-dependent," Sparks said. "You would see this in a targeted attack."
    Even if it is hardware dependent, does it matter which OS you use?
    It did not mention any OS's in the article at all.
    Computers do not have problems, they have users.
    ~Cope57

Similar Threads

  1. The history of the Mac line of Operating systems
    By gore in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 7th, 2004, 07:02 AM
  2. Hacked Red Hat 7.3
    By t3gilligan in forum *nix Security Discussions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: February 28th, 2004, 01:31 AM
  3. Tcp/ip
    By gore in forum Newbie Security Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 29th, 2003, 07:01 AM
  4. Rootkit Scanner
    By Agent_Steal in forum *nix Security Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: December 13th, 2003, 06:34 PM
  5. Say goodbye to rebooting?(new technology)
    By KorpDeath in forum AntiOnline's General Chit Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: April 15th, 2002, 10:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides