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Virus, spywares, bugs what is missing? rootkit!

Microsoft security researchers are warning about a new generation of powerful system monitoring programs, or "rootkits," that are almost impossible to detect using current security products and that could pose a serious risk to corporations and individuals. More Here

Rootkit replace some part of the kernel or programs in order to do operations in the background or avoid being compromise…As usual, they’re a lot of malchance that windows get attack more often, since:

  • You are running as admin user or
  • M$ program isolation is a joke (sandboxing, user rights …).

Note: a tool to detect a lot of them under linux: chkrootkit, the version 0.44 is available under YaST Suse 9.2, to launch it simply type as root: #chkrootkit after installation…

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.