Researchers expect large wave of rootkits targeting 64-bit systems

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    So many bypass stories, so little evolution in security mechanisms, possibly due to so little ITW cases which made so many people don't really see this as a big problem.
     
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    Funny, because 64bit OS's were "supposed" to be immune from RK's. Well, that's the Disinfo that was spread around before they were released anyway ! Not every body believed the hype though, & with good reason as it's turned out !
     
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    Disinfo is correct description. It's much like the disinfo being claimed for Win 8. 64 bit systems will end up being rooted as much as 32 bit. The big difference will be detection and removal with the restrictions 64 bit puts on the tools. The bottom line is the same as it's always been. If the code can execute, any system can be owned.
     
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    I might haven't read many enough, but I can't remember 64-bit OSes were being declared as immune to rootkits. They were just saying that 64-bit OSes are harder to get infected with rootkits and have better built-in security features implementation.
     
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    I wonder if M$ will harden PatchGuard in Windows 9. :)

    But like I said before, the best way to stop root-kits, is by operating "beneath" (or outside) the OS. It seems strange to me that so far no security company is concentrating on this new tech. Perhaps it would cause too many problems?
     
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    I don't understand.
     
  9. Gullible Jones

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    And I disagree. :) The best way to stop rootkits (IMO) is to prevent the exploits that allow them to install, or at least limit the scope of those exploits.

    (But trust AV companies to come up with a way that requires you to pay them on a subscription basis.)
     
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    See post #3. :)

    Yes but what about wrongfully trusted apps? I´ve read a report that nowadays it´s about 50-50, this means that infections are caused by exploits 50% of the time, and the other 50% by direct user install.
     
  11. guest

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    Oh, you meant hardware-based solution.

    Because it's expensive.
     
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