Shedding (Black)Light on the Master Boot Record

March 31, 2008 – 9:28 AM

A while ago we blogged about the MBR rootkit, which has been getting attention from all the security vendors. We’re glad to inform you that the latest version of the F-Secure BlackLight standalone rootkit scanner now detects MBR rootkit infections.

BlackLight has stood the test of time ever since it was released in the beginning of 2005. A new rootkit technique that has been able to evade detection has been a very rare event. The MBR rootkit is quite different from other rootkits we’ve seen over the years, so we had to add completely new technology into BlackLight to detect it successfully.

You can download standalone BlackLight here.

Source: F-Secure

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