SubVirt, An Old Idea Returns for Building a Better Rootkit

SubVirt is a new proof of concept rootkit created by Microsoft Research and the University of Michigan. The idea is to install a rootkit that inserts itself at a lower level than the OS and then give the user a virtual machine environment that if successful, looks just like their own.

An inexperienced user then might never realize that they arenít really in control, and all of their software defenses might not realize it either. Why is Microsoft building a better rootkit? We arenít too sure, but to... F-Secure : News from the Lab

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