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Researchers create System Management Mode (SMM) rootkit

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:34 am    Post subject: Researchers create System Management Mode (SMM) rootkit Reply with quote

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Security researchers have developed a new type of malicious rootkit software that hides itself in an obscure part of a computer's chip, undetected by today's antivirus products.

Called a System Management Mode (SMM) rootkit, the software runs in a protected part of a computer's memory that can be locked and rendered invisible to the operating system, but which can give attackers a picture of what's happening in a computer's memory.

The SMM rootkit comes with keylogging and communications software and could be used to steal sensitive information from a victim's computer...

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=13016
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