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Rootkits! Part 1

-“This is a rootkit, not a virus.” -“So what is the difference? What is rootkit?” Here is the first part of explanation: Many ages ago the word “root” became famous in computer world. UNIX administrator’s rights account (full rights with full privileges) was called “root” account. Rootkit Malware means to gain these admin privileges by […]

Rootkit Infection: MBR wanted!

We recently witnessed another rootkit infection which raised the attention of the press and Microsoft users. It is again a high profile malware whose target is the hard drive’s master boot record (MBR) corrupting the bootstrap of the Windows Operating System. Once run the malware follows the steps below: Open file: \.PhysicalDrive0 Create File: hello_tt.sys […]