New Linux rootkit leverages GPUs to hide

Posted by albinard on May 8, 2015 11:05 AM EDT
Computerworld; By Lucian Constantin
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A team of developers has created a rootkit for Linux systems that uses the processing power and memory of graphics cards instead of CPUs in order to remain hidden. The rootkit, called Jellyfish, is a proof of concept designed to demonstrate that completely running malware on GPUs (graphics processing units) is a viable option. This is possible because dedicated graphics cards have their own processors and RAM.

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