Intel Working on Rootkit Detection Techniques

Intel is working on a research project that would immediately notify PC users if they inadvertently download a rootkit such as the XCP (extended copy protection) software found on certain music CDs shipped by Sony, researchers said Tuesday.

Intel today held an open house for press, analysts, students, and employees in Folsom, California, to showcase some of its projects and to talk a little about its vision of the future of computing. That future involves relieving humans of the job of serving as gatekeepers for reams of information flowing between computers and people, said David Tennenhouse, vice president of Intel's technology group and director of research at the company. - Intel Working on Rootkit Detection Techniques

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