"Invisible" rootkit heralds trouble ahead
Security researchers have discovered a new type of rootkit they believe will greatly increase the difficulty of detecting and removing malicious code.
The rootkit in question, called Backdoor.Rustock.A by Symantec and Mailbot.AZ by F-Secure, uses advanced techniques to avoid detection by most rootkit detectors.
The rootkit is "unique given the techniques it uses," Symantec's Elia Florio wrote in a recent analysis. "It can be considered the first-born of the next generation of rootkits." Techworld.com - “Invisible” rootkit heralds trouble ahead
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