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  • Is Ubisoft's DRM browser plugin a rootkit?

    30.07.2012

    An offhand remark made by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy to a post on the Full Disclosure mailing list has sparked anger in the harts of Ubisoft users, as he shared his discovery of what seems to be a rootkit in the DRM system used by the company.

  • Researcher demonstrates highly persistent hardware backdoor

    30.07.2012

    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.

  • Researchers develop Android clickjacking rootkit

    04.07.2012

    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.

  • New BIOS rootkit spotted

    08.06.2012

    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.

  • Guard your website against malicious activity with WebsiteDefender

    06.06.2012

    Acunetix released WebsiteDefender, an online security monitoring service which helps you secure websites against malware and hacker activity.




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