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Submission + - VBootkit authors stole their code?

An anonymous reader writes: The authors of the Vista "boot-time rootkit" VBootkit had been interviewed by SecurityFocus and presented their tool as a brand-new research, but it seems they've got their inspiration elsewhere and somehow forgot to mention it. Dave Korn does a little research which points to the two-years-old BootRoot project by Derek Soeder and Ryan Permeh of eEye security.

It's transparently obvious that these self-publicising clowns have used IDA to disassemble BootRoot (Guys! Didn't you know it comes with source? How dumb are you?), and have crudely hacked out the very very clever ndis-patching backdoor payload written by Derek and Ryan and replaced it with their own crappy amateurish functionality.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall