I'm investigating the state of my MacBook Pro which I know was compromised, and do not know if I removed the exploits completely (and I realize, technically will never know this). I'm trying to hone ...
In my class, we are discussing virtual machine based root kits. I've research root kits, but could not find any information specifically talking about how root kits work inside of virtual machines ...
Today I read about a researcher who bought a digital TV recorder and connected it to the internet - probably using port forwarding to enable attackers to connect to the recorder. After a while someone ...
In the comments to this question it is mentioned that even after a backup recovery malware still can persist. Do I understand that correctly? How is this possible? If Acronis True Image is used to ...
I have downloaded and ran the programme Rootkit Hunter and the results are worrying. I don't know much about malware other than a malicious individual has persistently been installing it onto my ...
A lot of rootkits for Windows (maybe even Linux?) do hide in drivers. Why is that? One reason I can think of is that using a driver they run in kernel mode and have full system access, but aren't ...
Win server 2003 R2 SP2 - no noticeable issues on the machine. When I create new strings in regedit, I hit refresh and they are gone! I try to re-add and it complains the string already exists. I am ...
I'm about to distribute some relatively cheap promotional usb drives to some of my company's clients. I'm fairly confident the company I purchased them from wouldn't intentionally implant malware on ...
Some days ago I got infected by a malware, probably something new and very clever, as it went in unstopped and no scanning tool was able to detect it afterwards (see this question). It was a ...
I'm a professional Windows system administrator, but I've been caught off-guard (or maybe some malware writer has been very clever) and I caught some unknown malware on my home computer (Windows 7 x64 ...