Peter Kleissner scheduled to release Windows 8 Bootkit on Malcon Conference

An Ethical Hacker Peter Kleissner said that he has developed a Malware named as "Bootkit" for forthcoming Windows 8 Operating System. He is going to release this at upcoming Malcon Security Conference in Mumbai .

This Bootkit able to load from a hard drive's master boot record and reside in memory all the way through the startup of the operating system, providing root access to the system. This exploits defeats the security features of Windows 8's new Boot Loader.

Peter Kleissner said Stoned Lite, as the latest version of his bootkit is called, doesn't bypass defenses that will be available to people using Windows 8 on newer machines.He said it doesn't bypass a protection known as UEFI(Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), which scans boot drives for malware prior to starting up.

Kleissner previously developed the Stoned bootkit, a proof-of-concept exploit that could attack Windows XP, Vista, and 7, as well as Windows Server 2003


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