Spurred by the conclusion of a recent report that said that given the fact that China is the de-facto manufacturer of most IT equipment in the world, it could easily backdoor any computer well before it's shipped to its buyers, security researcher Jonathan Brossard decided to prove the practicality of such backdooring.
A group of researchers from North Carolina State University have managed to create a proof-of-concept rootkit for the Android OS that is able to hijack the clicks made by the phone owners and use them to launch malicious applications without the users being aware of it.
Towards the end of 2011, a Chinese company detected the first rootkit ever that targeted computers' BIOS in order to be able to reinfect computers over and over again, even after the hard drive is physically removed and replaced.
Acunetix released WebsiteDefender, an online security monitoring service which helps you secure websites against malware and hacker activity.
The development of a new botnet that will rely on a decentralized architecture based on P2P technology is nearing completion and will soon be offered for sale for a sum of $8000 on a number of underground hacking forums, reports The Hacker News.