Archive for the ‘rootkit’ Category

3 New CIA-developed Hacking Tools For MacOS & Linux Exposed

July 27th, 2017

WikiLeaks has just published a new set of classified documents linked to another CIA project, dubbed ‘Imperial,’ which reveals details of at least three CIA-developed hacking tools and implants designed to target computers running Apple Mac OS X and different flavours of Linux operating systems.

If you are a regular reader of THN, you must be aware that this latest revelation by the

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New GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections

June 23rd, 2017

Vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft PatchGuard kernel protection could allow hackers to plant rootkits on computers running the company’s latest and secure operating system, Windows 10.

Researchers at CyberArk Labs have developed a new attack technique which could allow hackers to completely bypass PatchGuard, and hook a malicious kernel code (rootkits) at the kernel level.


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Apple Mac OSX Zero-Day Bug Allows Hackers to Install RootKit Malware

June 2nd, 2015

A zero-day software vulnerability discovered deep in the firmware of many Apple computers could allows an attacker to modify the system’s BIOS and install a rootkit, potentially gaining complete control of the victim’s Mac.

The critical vulnerability, discovered by well-known OS X security researcher Pedro Vilaca, affects Mac computers shipped before mid-2014 that are allowed to go into

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