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Android Malware Giving Phones a Hummer

So Android Malware has always been quite a problem, especially with it being so easy to install random .apk files and the proliferation of 3rd party app stores. Also so many people with rooted phones and the fact that software installed can root your phone and take complete control. The current worry is the Hummer […]

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Azazel – Userland Anti-debugging & Anti-detection Rootkit

Azazel is a userland rootkit written in C based off of the original LD_PRELOAD technique from Jynx rootkit. It is more robust and has additional features, and focuses heavily around anti-debugging and anti-detection. Features include log cleaning, pcap subversion, and more. Features Anti-debugging Avoids unhide, lsof, ps, ldd detection Hides files and directories Hides remote […]

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TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform

As we’ve come to expect, the malware guys are always at the leading edge of technological development. Now there are rootkits infecting 64-Bit versions of Windows, which have been thought of as fairly safe by most parties. The rootkit in questions is a fairly well known variant (TDL/Alureon) and has been around for several years, […]

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Nasty Trojan Zeus Evades Antivirus Software

This is one nasty piece of malware, seems like it’s working on a low level as per rootkits, there aren’t many technical details but it may well be operating on a Ring 0 level. The level of detection by AV software is quite scary, especially since the malware is specifically targeting bank login details and […]

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Stoned Bootkit – Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7 MBR Rootkit

What is Stoned Bootkit? A bootkit is a boot virus that is able to hook and patch Windows to get load into the Windows kernel, and thus getting unrestricted access to the entire computer. It is even able to bypass full volume encryption, because the master boot record (where Stoned is stored) is not encrypted. […]

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Torpig Botnet Hijacking Reveals 70GB Of Stolen Data

We did mention Torpig in passing back in January 2008 when talking about the Mebroot rootkit which digs down deep into the Master Boot Record. It seems like Torpig has been pretty active since then and the latest break is that some security researchers have managed to infiltrate the botnet and collect some data on […]

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Hacker Develops Tool To Hide Malware in .NET Framework

Once again something is wrong with part of the Microsoft suite of software and once again they are denying it’s anything to do with them. This time a researcher has developed a rootkit style infection tool aimed at the .Net framework. Most modern computers come with .Net of some description installed so this could be […]

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Malware Researchers Discover Rootkit HKTL-BRUDEVIC Similar to Sony CD Malware

You might remember the Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco back in 2006 when the whole Internet was up in arms about Sony installing a rootkit in the name of Digital Restriction Rights Management. Another piece of malware has been uncovered that has been linked to Sony and their Fingerprint reader. Researchers have unearthed rootkit-like functionality in […]

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New Rootkits Infecting the MBR

Ah I remember some of the nastiest viruses back in the day attaching themselves in the MBR (Master Boot Record) rendering most anti-virus software useless (as it sits on top of the OS). Now it seems MBR infection is back in fashion for a new age of rootkits. Security mavens have uncovered a new class […]

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zCodec Video Codec is a TROJAN

For those that didn’t see, there is a new all singing all dancing ‘light-weight’ Codec in town that is actually a trojan. Indeed it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. The zCodec software actually messes with your DNS settings. Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just […]

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