Microsoft: Stealth Rootkits Are Bombarding XP SP2 Boxes


More than 20 percent of all malware removed from Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) systems are stealth rootkits, according to senior official in Microsoft Corp.'s security unit. Jason Garms, architect and group program manager in Microsoft's Anti-Malware Technology Team, said the open-source FU rootkit ranks high on the list of malicious software programs deleted by the free Windows worm zapping utility. Microsoft: Stealth Rootkits Are Bombarding XP SP2 Boxes

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 6th December 2005 9:55PM