Rootkits evade hardware detection

Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 10:28 AM EST

Security researcher Joanna Rutkowska has demonstrated several methods that sophisticated rootkits can use to hide from even the most reliable detection method currently available -- hardware-based products that read a system's RAM.

Rutkowska is a researcher with security firm Coseinc Advanced Malware Labs.

She recently outlined several ways of getting around the UAC (User Account Control) feature introduced in Windows Vista. Several researchers have identified problems with UAC.

At InfoWorld.

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