Tag: rootkit

Rootkit targets 64-bit Linux platforms 
By Danielle Walker | Nov 26, 2012 | Comment Now 
Hides within kernel.
 
iFrame-injecting Linux rootkit found 
By Danielle Walker | Nov 22, 2012 | Comment Now 
The malware is targeting 64-bit Linux platforms and hid itself within the kernel, giving the rootkit advanced system privileges.
 
DeepSafe reveals blue chip firms hit with dangerous malware 
By Darren Pauli | Aug 29, 2012 | Comment Now 
But McAfee gagged from disclosure.
 
Prototype rootkit silently modifies Android apps 
By Darren Pauli | Jul 6, 2012 | Comment Now 
Replaces default web browser.
 
Prototype rootkit silently modifies Android apps 
By Darren Pauli | Jul 4, 2012 | Comment Now 
Installed web browser replaced with keylogger doppelganger.
 
Microsoft takes aim at rootkits, misses 
By Sam Gentle | Jan 20, 2012 | Comment Now 
Red Hat, Canonical raise objections at Linux.conf.au.
 
BIOS rootkit attacks China 
By Dan Kaplan | Sep 16, 2011 | Comment Now 
But attack scope is limited.
 
Samsung's laptop keylogger a 'false alarm' 
By Liam Tung | Apr 1, 2011 | Comment Now 
Scan mistook folder of Slovene language files.
 
Google in Android Market malware purge 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Mar 3, 2011 | Comment Now 
Fifty impostors shown the door.
 
Spam drops but exploits kits are on the rise 
By Dan Raywood | Feb 15, 2011 | Comment Now 
Malware and phishing to rise this year.
 
Rootkit to blame for Windows blue screen 
By Dan Kaplan | Feb 19, 2010 | Comment Now 
Patch not to blame.
 
Zbot evades most anti-virus programs 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Sep 17, 2009 | Comment Now 
Morphing and rootkit capabilities keep it in the wild.
 
New variant of mebroot detected, as vendors criticised for inaction 
By Dan Raywood | Jun 4, 2009 | Comment Now 
Security vendors have been criticised for failing to react to the MBR rootkit and offer protection against it.
 
New variant of mebroot detected that is harder to find and destroy 
By Dan Raywood | Apr 15, 2009 | Comment Now 
The 'mebroot' rootkit has been recreated and is hitting computer hard drives.
 
New BIOS attack renders antivirus useless 
By Iain Thomson | Mar 27, 2009 | Comment Now 
A new form of attack that installs a rootkit directly onto a computer’s BIOS system would render antivirus software useless researchers have warned.
 
New BIOS attack renders antivirus useless 
By Iain Thomson | Mar 27, 2009 | Comment Now 
A new form of attack that installs a rootkit directly onto a computer’s BIOS system would render antivirus software useless researchers have warned.
 
Sony plans fix for 'rootkit' USB sticks 
By Shaun Nichols | Sep 6, 2007 | Comment Now 
Sony is reportedly planning to issue a patch later this month which will remove software installed by its Micro Vault USB thumb drives.
 
Sony halts production of rootkit USB sticks 
By Tom Sanders | Sep 3, 2007 | Comment Now 
Sony has ceased production of three Microvault USB memory key models that pose a potential security risk to Windows computers.
 
Experts warn of rootkit explosion 
By Robert Jaques | Mar 9, 2007 | Comment Now 
'Alarming increase' reported by PandaLabs.
 
Hackers roll out Valentine's Day rootkit 
By Robert Jaques | Feb 16, 2007 | Comment Now 
Nurech.B spreads through e-card spoofs.
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