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.