Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

New proof-of-concept bootkit targets UEFI and Windows 8


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 herg62123

herg62123

  • Members
  • 553 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Montgomery, AL
  • Local time:05:25 PM

Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

Developed by ITSEC, the new bootkit is able to attack the UEFI firmware and its basic security features, possibly showing a new avenue for cyber-criminals and malware writers focused on creating “invisible” malware to hijack computers, steal user’s data and remotely-manage botnets.

The tests run by ITSEC showed how the proof-of-concept bookit had been able to install itself and work “very well”, disable the Windows 8 drivers signature feature and the Patch Protection feature for the OS kernel. Conversely to the previously mentioned Stoned Lite bootkit, this new “boot rootkit” is tailored to work with the UEFI firmware.



More at the link: http://www.neowin.net/news/new-proof-of-concept-bootkit-targets-uefi-and-windows-8
Posted Image

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users