Beyond Rootkits: World's First Standalone Kernel Mode Bot?

Posted by zanek on Apr 7, 2006 2:47 PM EDT
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A new kernelmode rootkit has the ability to communicate via Internet Relay Chat without relying on outside applications. This represents a dangerous escalation in Windows rootkit ability, as previous kernelmode device drivers required help from usermode programs. While the IRCbot released is non-destructive, it can be easily enhanced. The developer has made the download available as a Visual Studio 2003 project.

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