One in Five PCs Infected With Rootkits

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Malware researchers at Prevx have highlighted what they are calling a 'massive growth' in the number of PCs harboring rootkit infections. More than 725,000 PCs were scanned using the Prevx CSI malware scanner over a...

F-Secure: Sony uses rootkits again

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The included fingerprint-reader software in Sony's MicroVault USM-F line of USB drives installs files in a hidden folder under "c:windows" that can be used maliciously, Finnish security company F-Secure has found. That directory and the...

Researchers: Rootkits headed for BIOS

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Insider attacks and industrial espionage could become more stealthy by hiding malicious code in the core system functions available in a motherboard's flash memory, researchers said on Wednesday at the Black Hat Federal conference. ...

Intel Researchers Sneak Up on Rootkits

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Intel Corp.'s researchers are working to outwit cyber attackers, including those employing stealthy rootkits. The chip maker's Communications Technology Lab, in a project called System Integrity Services, has created a hardware engine to sniff out...

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