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Report: Rootkits becoming increasingly complex


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Jake B Delbek

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Report: Rootkits becoming increasingly complex

Complexity in rootkits is growing at a phenomenal rate, allowing malicious software to burrow deep and potentially go undetected inside Microsoft's Windows platform, according to a security report released Wednesday by McAfee.
Rootkits--malicious software that operates in a stealth fashion by hiding its files, processes and registry keys--have grown over the past five years from 27 components to 2,400, according to McAfee's Rootkits Part 2: A Technical Primer (PDF).
http://news.com.com/...t...0&subj=news




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Good of McAfee to tell everyone something that most people have known for a long time now.
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Lol, them and Norton seem to be good at that.
This is to be expected....Lets just hope AV pick up the pace and win the never ending battle.
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Lets just hope AV pick up the pace and win the never ending battle

Why would they do that? They would instantly go broke.
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:whistling: The joys of the market. eh? That sentence contradicted itself.....after all, how do you win a war that never ends?
James

Edited by james_8970, 29 April 2007 - 03:28 PM.

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