Malware researcher developing stronger Blue Pill

The researcher who developed Blue Pill, an attempt at developing undetectable malware for computers running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating system, is working on a stealthier version that could be finished within the next few months.

Polish malware specialist Joanna Rutkowska, who works as a senior researcher at Singapore's Computer Security Initiative Consultancy Pte. Ltd. (COSEINC), unveiled a prototype of Blue Pill earlier this year. "Blue Pill is about hijacking an operating system, moving into a virtual machine and taking control of it," she said during an interview at the Hack in the Box Security Conference (HITB) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Blue Pill works by taking advantage of hardware virtualization technology in processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp. Malware researcher developing stronger Blue Pill

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 21st September 2006 10:30PM