Worlds first windows 8 Bootkit to be released at MalCon

Worlds first windows 8 Bootkit to be released at MalCon

It is amazing how fast security measures are bypassed by hackers. it seems Windows 8 is now Malconed! Peter Kleissner has created the world’s first Windows 8 Bootkit which is planned to be released in India at the International Malware Conference MalCon.
An independent programmer and security analyst, peter was working for an anti-virus company from 2008 to 2009 and was speaker at the Black Hat and Hacking at Random technical security conferences. While his main operating fields are Windows security and analysis of new malware, his recent Important projects include the development of the Stoned Bootkit, a research project to subvert the Windows security model.
A bootkit is built upon the following broad parts:
  • Infector
  • Bootkit
  • Drivers
  • Plugins (the payload)
And as put by peter, those parts are easy to split up in a criminal organization: Teams A-D are writing on the different parts. If you are doing it right, Team D (the payload writers) need no internal knowledge of the bootkit! Peter’s research website: http://www.stoned-vienna.com/
As per the MalCon website, peter’s travel is still not confirmed citing VISA issues, however, there are chances that the presentation may be done over the video or a speaker may step in on behalf of peter and release it at MalCon.

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 BETA Released

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 BETA Released

The next stage in the evolution of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner has arrived — WVS 8 BETA! Many of you have been biting their nails in anticipation of this Beta, so sit tight and read on for the next most important stage in the evolution of Acunetix WVS. Version 8 of Web Vulnerability Scanner has been optimized to make life easier at every stage of a security scan. WVS is easier to use for web admins and security analysts alike: enhanced automation, ability to save scan settings as a template to avoid reconfiguration, and multiple instance support for simultaneous scans of several websites. WVS 8 also ushers in a new exciting co-operation between Acunetix and Imperva: developers of the industry’s leading Web Application Firewall.

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