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In its "Rootkits" report being published today, McAfee says the number of rootkits it has collected as malware samples has jumped ninefold this quarter compared with the same quarter a year ago. Almost all the rootkits McAfee has identified are intended to hide other code (such as spyware or bots) or conceal processes running in Windows systems.
"The predominant reason for the growth in use of stealthy code is because of sites like Rootkit.com," says Stuart McClure, senior vice president of global threats at McAfee
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I found it intresting that on the 2nd page McAfee says rootkits could infect the BIOS.
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I foun it intresting that on the 2nd page McAfee says rootkits could infect the BIOS.
like...the boxer blaime?
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