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Hermite15

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first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:54:53 PM »
don't know what to think of that, someone posted about it on another forum; this is supposed to be the first rootkit being able to attack 64 bit Windows:

http://www.prevx.com/blog/154/TDL-rootkit-x-goes-in-the-wild.html

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TDL3 rootkit x64 goes in the wild

They actually built a nice gift for every security vendor, because TDL3 has been updated and this time this is a major update; the rootkit is now able to infect 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows operating system



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Re: first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 09:03:42 PM »

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Re: first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 09:23:58 PM »
This is scary.

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Re: first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 09:29:28 PM »
This is scary.
Did you think they wouldn't achieve that?
I don't expect "final win" in security field...
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Re: first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 09:34:00 PM »
I am surprised it took so long - TDSSKiller works on 64 bit systems as does AD_13s MBR so we have a toehold against it

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Re: first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 09:36:08 PM »
This is scary.
Did you think they wouldn't achieve that?
I don't expect "final win" in security field...

I knew that some day this would happen but not so soon.

Hermite15

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Re: first rootkit targeting 64 bit Windows
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 09:37:59 PM »
This is scary.
Did you think they wouldn't achieve that?
I don't expect "final win" in security field...

I knew that some day this would happen but not so soon.

I guess they've been waiting until it becomes worth it, like most OEM systems ship with Seven/64 now ;D well if you consider the real start of 64 bit Windows being Vista, shipping with patchguard and driver signature check, it still took three and a half years  ;)
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