'Vitriol' Rootkit to Demo at MS BlueHat Hacker Summit


Microsoft's twice yearly BlueHat summit will kick off with a demo of a virtualization based rootkit that can be used to defeat the company's PatchGuard technology.

Microsoft's twice-yearly BlueHat hacker summit, running Oct. 19-20, will kick off later this week with a demo of a virtual machine rootkit that can potentially be used to defeat the controversial PatchGuard technology.

Dino Dai Zovi, a principal at penetration-testing outfit Matasano Security, has been invited to Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus to showcase a hardware VM-based rootkit called Vitriol that piggybacks on Intel's VT-x virtualization extension. 'Vitriol' Rootkit to Demo at MS BlueHat Hacker Summit

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