View Full Version : New rootkit hides in hard drive's boot record

01-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Maybe I am confused, but I know of many viruses on different computer systems over the years, that have used this exact same method to infect the system.
This is almost a standard method, and I fail to see why they make the statements they make in this article with regards to how difficult it is to detect and remove.

I am specifically worried about the comments the director of Symantec's security response teams makes. It almost sounds like he does not know what he is talking about and has been living on another planet for the past 20 years...

http://www.computerworld.com/action/arti...&intsrc=hm_list (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9056378&intsrc=hm_list)

01-10-2008, 04:04 PM
though i liked the comment regarding vista.

01-20-2008, 02:06 PM
what .. who has that feature in there bios anymore ...

most newer bios's don't have that MBR protection anymore ...lmfao