rootkits

Panda digs up rootkits

Panda digs up rootkits

Panda Security has upgraded its online malware scanner, ActiveScan to version 2.0. Panda said the upgrade was a response to "the growing complexity of modular-built intelligent malware, such as rootkits."
Jun 2 2008 3:39PM
Rise of the rootkits

Rise of the rootkits

Increasing numbers of PC users are falling victim to rootkit infections, otherwise known as stealth malware, according latest statistics from malware research firm Prevx..
Dec 14 2007 11:46AM
Sony caught playing with rootkits again

Sony caught playing with rootkits again

Sony's Microvault USB memory key software could render users vulnerable to a malware attack, security vendor F-Secure has claimed.
Aug 29 2007 7:26AM
Sony caught playing with rootkits again

Sony caught playing with rootkits again

Sony's Microvault USB memory key deploy software that could render users vulnerable to a malware attack, security vendor F-Secure claimed.
Aug 28 2007 2:00PM
New attack blends rootkits with HTML-injections to phish users on the fly

New attack blends rootkits with HTML-injections to phish users on the fly

An organised crime network is distributing new malware that takes advantage of rootkits and a state-of-the-art HTML injection to phish consumers on the fly as they browse the Web, a new report from VeriSign's iDefense warned on Wednesday.
Mar 5 2007 12:10AM
Trojan variants hide behind rootkits

Trojan variants hide behind rootkits

Haxdoor mutates to steal confidential info.
Oct 19 2006 10:01AM
Rootkits getting more devious

Rootkits getting more devious

Malware penetrating at the kernel mode level, warns Symantec.
Sep 21 2006 9:58AM
Microsoft: Trojans, rootkits the new top threats

Microsoft: Trojans, rootkits the new top threats

Backdoor trojans and rootkits represent two of the fastest growing malware expunged by Microsoft's Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), which was unveiled in January 2005.
Jun 12 2006 9:49PM
Rootkits, blackmail scams on the rise

Rootkits, blackmail scams on the rise

Online blackmailing grew in frequency during the first quarter of 2006, according to a study by one security vendor.
Apr 13 2006 9:38PM
Threat of the month: DRM Rootkits

Threat of the month: DRM Rootkits

What is it? DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, describing any number of methods that content providers enlist to try to exercise control over what you can do with a digital document. Recently Sony BMG released a CD protected by a “rootkit,” a tool often used by hackers/malware authors to hide their tracks on a system.
Jan 11 2006 9:41PM
Rootkits the next-generation IM malware

Rootkits the next-generation IM malware

The number of security threats targeting instant messaging networks increased by 826 percent in December 2005 over the previous year, newly published research has revealed.
Jan 11 2006 10:28AM
The growing menace of rootkits

The growing menace of rootkits

Rootkits are a fast-emerging security threat which can hide malware from conventional security tools. So how do they do this, and what can you do about them?
Mar 9 2005 10:52AM

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