Whats next ? ... SUPER-ROOTKITS !!!

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  1. anandk

    anandk Distinguished Member

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    Microsoft Research and a team from the Univestity of Michigan have developed "Subvirt", a Virtual Machine Based Rootkit :evil: that is installed underneath the installed operating system. A computer would boot the rootkit, whitch in it's turn would load the existing operating system in a virtual machine. While the user unknowingly works in that virtual environment, a second, hidden virtual machine would perform all kind of devious tasks. A rootkit like this would be independant of the operating system, meaning it could work on windows, linux etc..

    more at
    http://www.eecs.umich.edu/virtual/papers/king06.pdf
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1936666,00.asp
    http://research.microsoft.com/csm/CSM_Publications.htm

    understandibly, the IT security world is in something of an uproar - there's a lot of discussion about a supposedly undetectable rootkit which uses virtual machine technology. Such SUPER (VM) ROOTKITS as they are being called will usher in a new dimensuion of malware ! Its deception techniques are said to be so good that at one point even its creators had difficulties unmasking it !

    An unsuspecting person working on his seemingly clean computer, is sure to get a shock if he were to know that the super-rootkit had become active inconspicuosly...

    Though MS has kept the super-rootkit under lock-n-key wonder how long it will take for hackers to introduce its variant on the net...

    Time to get set for a cool new ride, ehh ! ;)

    The news is slightly old, but did not see it covered here.
     
  2. n2casey

    n2casey Super Hero - Super Powers

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    Thx for the (old) info, friend. :D
     
  3. techtronic

    techtronic I Always Prefer 1080p

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    I have been shouting for a long time
    Microsoft and Other supposedly Big Corporations have Back End Connections with Crackers,Hackers and Key Loggers

    How is it possible that when a New Microsoft Product is launched,immediately the older versions start getting Zero Day Vulnerabilities ?

    Take the best example of Office 2007
    The day it got released,Secunia a security firm,immediately confirmed that Office 2003 and Office XP have two Zero Day Vulnerabilities on Microsoft Word

    Now the same has happened with Windows Media Player 11
    Microsoft now says that Windows Media Player 9 and 10 have a vulnerability with respect to ASX Files

    Think Digit Forum Members,Wake Up:cool:
     
  4. mihirvashist

    mihirvashist New Member

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    this is old news ...hav already read it
     
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