Displaying items by tag: Rootkit

Researchers from security firm Intezer Labs say they have found malware, which they have named HiddenWasp, that targets Linux systems and is not detected by most anti-virus engines.

Published in Security
Friday, 28 September 2018 10:48

ESET team finds first UEFI rootkit in the wild

Slovakian security firm ESET has discovered an UEFI rootkit in the wild, a first of sorts, with the company saying this showed that such a rootkit was a real threat, not some conference topic.

Published in Security

A Windows rootkit that dates back to 2009 has reappeared in the wild, according to researchers at security firm Check Point, but there is no indication whether it is being controlled by its original owner or whether someone else has taken control of it.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 08:50

Umbreon rootkit targets Linux on x86, ARM platforms

A rootkit aimed at Linux systems running on the x86, ARM and embedded platforms has been in development since last year and runs in user mode on an affected system, according to researchers at Trend Micro.

Published in Security

“We are not happy at the almost impossible to remove software disguised as the Lenovo Service Engine (LSE),” say Lenovo owners. It has been happening on all machines manufactured from October 2014 to April 2015.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:47

Another month, another piece of Mac malware

Mac security specialist Intego says it has found a new Mac Trojan, which it has dubbed OSX/Crisis.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:49

Webroot SecureAnywhere - fast and furious!

 

Released late this evening, Webroot's new personal security product claims to be the fastest available.

 

Published in Security
Friday, 21 October 2011 16:19

Bitdefender's Duqu disinfector

If Duqu has managed to sneak past your defences, Bitdefender is offering a free clean-up tool.

Published in Security

Although Kaspersky Lab has done a lot of analysis on the worrisomely evolving TDSS malware, and has released its own rootkit killer, BitDefender has also come forth with its own TDL4 removal tool protection.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 08:38

Microsoft reissues security update

A new version of a Windows security patch avoids the chaos caused when the original was installed on a system previously infected by a rootkit.
Published in Security
Microsoft has confirmed speculations that a previously installed rootkit was the cause of blue-screen crashes of Windows after the installation of one of February's security patches.
Published in Security
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 11:30

MS patch gets rooted

Investigations have suggested that the recent blue-screen crashes after installing MS patches are the result of an existing root-kit.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 17:08

Kaspersky granted US patent for antivirus hardware

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab has been granted a US patent for an antivirus device that prevents malware from being written to a disk.
Published in Security
Monday, 07 September 2009 09:41

The dark side of open source software is Stoned

When rootkits are mentioned the things which come to mind are generally hackers, Trojans, even Sony BMG. Now you can add open source software to the list with the release of the first open source rootkit framework called Stoned.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Sunday, 15 March 2009 12:52

Essential Linux tools for the PC technician

Recently, I blogged that every good IT technician really needs Linux in their toolkit – even if you're strictly a Windows shop. Here are more good reasons why a bootable Linux CD can really save your bacon including indispensable tools you must have.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Microsoft will launch a leaner version of an Internet security package to protect users from malware, viruses, rootkits, spyware and trojans, but for some weird reason is waiting until the second half of 2009. Wake up Microsoft – just make OneCare free, today!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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