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    Talking Researchers find Intel CPU rootkit

    A couple of insecurity researchers are about to release a research paper and exploit code for an SMM (System Management Mode) rootkit, that uses an Intel CPU caching vulnerability to install.

    Joanna Rutkowska and Loic Duflot claim this is the scariest, stealthiest, and most dangerous rootkit ever. It installs and hides in the SMM space, which is off limits to any OS, thus making it impervious to security measures.

    What's worse the SSM has been around since the time of Intel's 386 CPUs, when the Berlin Wall was not a tourist attraction, but rather a place you visited if you wanted to put an end to your misery. The researchers claim Intel has been aware of the issue since 2005, but has done nothing to fix it.

    There is no way to combat the threat, or even know if someone is already messing with your PC. So, relax, we can't do anything about it, or even know if it's there.

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    Default Re: Researchers find Intel CPU rootkit

    ok this is really somthing to worry bout........

    nd how com they r not addressing it.

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    Default Re: Researchers find Intel CPU rootkit

    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    ok this is really somthing to worry bout........

    nd how com they r not addressing it.
    Not really man. We don't even appear as dots on their radar, haha. If it got out to the public then a time to worry, yes!

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    Default Re: Researchers find Intel CPU rootkit

    i just went through several article on this...n man this thing got HUGE potential...

    may be they (intel) left it unpatched for som other purpose. or NOT but dats less likely

    " SSM has been around since the time of Intel's 386 CPUs" can u imagine wut the enginners could possibly

    accomplish through all this time. Open door to LOADS of sensitive data.

    My point is the espionage will be always there.....nomatter what ..it will simply change its form along with

    time.

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