May 11th, 2008, 07:53 PM
New rootkit technology
Whilst the concept is not new (remember "blue pill"?) this is a different approach:
Story is here:
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
Basically it means that current anti-malware applications cannot detect them
May 12th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Great, just what we needed..
May 16th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Even if it is hardware dependent, does it matter which OS you use?
"I donít see it as a widespread threat, because it's very hardware-dependent," Sparks said. "You would see this in a targeted attack."
It did not mention any OS's in the article at all.
Computers do not have problems, they have users.
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