Tag Archive | "rootkits"


17 November 2010 | 14,718 views

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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23 April 2010 | 4,940 views

ReFrameworker – General Purpose Framework Modifier

ReFrameworker is a general purpose Framework modifier, used to reconstruct framework Runtimes by creating modified versions from the original implementation that was provided by the framework vendor. ReFrameworker performs the required steps of runtime manipulation by tampering with the binaries containing the framework’s classes, in order to produce modified binaries that can replace the original [...]

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09 April 2010 | 7,851 views

StreamArmor – Discover & Remove Alternate Data Streams (ADS)

StreamArmor is a tool for discovering hidden alternate data streams (ADS) and can also clean them completely from the system. It’s advanced auto analysis coupled with online threat verification mechanism makes it the best tool available in the market for eradicating the evil streams. StreamArmor comes with fast multi threaded ADS scanner which can recursively [...]

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11 December 2006 | 5,547 views

Massive Data Theft Operation Uncovered

UK Police have uncovered a fairly massive data theft operation with a total close to 8,500 victims. It’s quite worrying when things like this are uncovered as if 1 is uncovered or discovered…imagine how many aren’t found out about, just like exploits. British electronic-crime detectives are investigating a massive data theft operation that stole sensitive [...]

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16 October 2006 | 9,917 views

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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14 May 2006 | 5,125 views

Open Source Blamed for Rootkits?

This is the biggest load of shite I’ve read this year I think. Rootkits are becoming more prevalent and difficult to detect, and security vendor McAfee says the blame falls squarely on the open source community. In its “Rootkits” report being published today, McAfee says the number of rootkits it has collected as malware samples [...]

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13 March 2006 | 30,377 views

VMWare Rootkits, The Next Big Threat?

Lab rats at Microsoft Research and the University of Michigan have teamed up to create prototypes for virtual machine-based rootkits that significantly push the envelope for hiding malware and that can maintain control of a target operating system. The proof-of-concept rootkit, called SubVirt, exploits known security flaws and drops a VMM (virtual machine monitor) underneath [...]

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09 March 2006 | 17,598 views

Windows Rootkits

Windows Rootkits are a big rarity in this modern web hacking tehnology… I won’t speak exactly about rootkits, because it’s impropriate to call them that way… why? Well rootkits are programs that aid you in getting access to root level users… So in the case we are using Windows rootkits we should call them admkits [...]

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