How to Cheat Hardware Memory Access


Finding rootkits planted in a machine can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, and it's about to get even harder: Researcher Joanna Rutkowska will demonstrate a proof of concept at Black Hat DC this week that lets an attacker taint the forensics investigator's best tool for detecting wily rootkits hardware based memory access.

Rutkowksa will show how an attacker could prevent forensics investigators from getting a real image of the memory where the malware resides. "Even if they somehow find out that the system is compromised, they will be unable to get the real image of memory containing the malware, and consequently, they will be unable to analyze it," says Rutkowska, senior security researcher for COSEINC. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - How to Cheat Hardware Memory Access - Security News Analysis

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