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A security researcher has developed malicious rootkit software for Cisco's routers, a development that has placed increasing scrutiny on the routers that carry the majority of the Internet's traffic.

Sebastian Muniz, a researcher with Core Security Technologies, developed the software, which he will unveil on May 22 at the EuSecWest conference in London.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...or-ciscos.html
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Pretty talented guy..I've never heard of a rootkit that is used on a router..
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What's the infection method? He's a white hat... right?
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well i hope hes a white hat, you generally don't release things like that at security conventions if your a black hat...
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What's the infection method? He's a white hat... right?
I would assume so. The article states he is a security researcher.
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Wow...that is pretty cool. I hope he's a whitehat, otherwise that could be bad.
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well i hope hes a white hat, you generally don't release things like that at security conventions if your a black hat...
Well, there is DEFCON.

www.defcon.org
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Well, there is DEFCON.

www.defcon.org
They take capture the flag to a whole new level. Nerd version.
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What's the infection method? He's a white hat... right?
Keywords. Gotta know how this works.
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I hope this doesn't get released to the general public.
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