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

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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
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