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Warning on stealthy Windows rootkit

Security experts are warning about a stealthy Windows rootkit that steals login details for online bank accounts. In the last month, the malicious program has racked up about 5,000 victims - most of whom are... More...

Symantec Caught in Rootkit Controversy

Symantec has been forced to fix a "flaw" in Norton SystemWorks which could possibly allow malware authors to hide files from users. While the feature is designed to prevent SystemWorks users from accidentally deleting... More...

Sony to settle rootkit row

Sony BMG has struck a deal in a class actionlawsuit over copy-restriction software it used in music CDs, resulting in major benefits to consumers. Free music downloads and cash refunds could soon beoffered to... More...

ARIES (Sony) Rootkit Remover

During autumn 2005, Sony included rootkit-style content-protection software on approximately 4.7 million CDs of over 50 artists worldwide exposing consumer PCs to security holes. The XCP rootkit, developed by First4Internet, was inadvertently placed on unsuspecting... More...

Texas Sues Sony Over Rootkit

Under its new anti-spyware law, the State of Texas has sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment, on the grounds that its much-maligned XCP anti-piracy software included on numerous recent releases has left customers' computers open to... More...

Sony's Rootkit Benefits WOW Hackers

World of Warcraft hackers have confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG's content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect. The software--deemed a "rootkit" by many... More...

AIM Worm Installs Rootkit

FaceTime Security Labs reported on Friday that a variant of the Sdbot worm has been making it's way around the AOL Instant Messenger network (AIM) via chats and instant messaging. Symptoms of an... More...

Rootkit Revealer 1.5

Rootkit Revealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode... More...

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