Rootkits, Polymorphics Turn Threats Tougher In 2006


Toughened threats have been the hallmark of this year's security scene, a prominent security researcher said Friday.

"They just got tougher this year," said Oliver Friedrichs, the director of Symantec's security response team. "They're harder to detect and harder to remove.

"And they're harder for individuals to detect themselves. In the past, users could find a malicious file themselves, an errant key in the registry, or a process running in Windows," Friedrichs said. "Now threats are less likely to show up there and more likely to be hidden on a system." Rootkits, Polymorphics Turn Threats Tougher In 2006 - News by InformationWeek

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