Rootkit VM (Virtual Machine)

Great, the whole rootkit thing just just keeps getting better…
 
If you remember a while back I talked about rootkit being implemented in the computer’s BIOS (link) (and maybe perhaps EFI later on…).  Well guess what, now researches have apparently created a rootkit that will install itself as a virtual machine and hosts the target OS!
 
You can read the full story in the following website:
 
I guess this is not as bad as the BIOS / EFI (when it becomes available) variant…
 
But I guess the good news is that those rootkits are still at a proof-of-concept stage and you (probably hopefully) won’t be seeing them anytime soon.
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