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Submission + - Forensics: "File System Spoofing." (forensicswiki.org)

iiiears writes: Currently, Casper may select fake root file system image on evidentiary media (e.g. HDD), because there are no authenticity checks performed (except optional UUID check for a possible live file system), and this fake root file system image may be used to execute malicious code during the boot with root privileges.
Security

Submission + - Hardware Threat BIOS Rootkit. "Mebromi" (webroot.com)

iiiears writes: Mebromi and contains a bit of everything: a BIOS rootkit specifically targeting Award BIOS, a MBR rootkit, a kernel mode rootkit, a PE file infector and a Trojan downloader. At this time, Mebromi is not designed to infect 64-bit operating system and it is not able to infect the system if run with limited privileges.
Security

Submission + - Malware Deniers (mrpogson.com)

iiiears writes: Ed Bott has been around a while. He did some useful work tracking down a report that 50% of PCs in the world were infected with malware.

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