Defending Against New Rootkits That Beat BSD, Linux, Mac, Vista, AMD and Intel

Posted by zanek on Aug 9, 2006 4:14 PM EDT
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The new breed of rootkits is operating system-agnostic. 64-bit implementations of BSD, Linux, MacOS X, Windows Vista are all considered vulnerable, as long as they're riding atop the wrong chips from AMD and Intel. VM rootkits quietly sieze control of the chips' virtualization technology to control or pervert any and every process the attacker chooses. Current defense possibilities are depressingly mechanical.

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