Rootkits rising

Rootkits have been making the news with increasing frequency recently and I expect this trend will continue. eWeek recently quoted Microsoft's Anti-Malware Technology Team leader Jason Garms as saying more than 20 percent of malware removed from systems running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 are rootkits. That's right rootkits are installed even with SP2.

F-Secure, Finnish anti-malware vendor, is quoted at eWeek as saying the increase in rootkits can be directly attributed to adware/spyware pushers' use of rootkit technology to hide their dirty work and prevent uninstallation. Apropos spyware, from ContextPlus, was discovered using "very advanced rootkit technologies". Rootkits rising | Spyware Confidential |

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 15th December 2005 9:11PM