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Many new variants of the same bootkits are created simply to avoid detection. Bitdefender anti-malware researchers Cristian Istrate and Marius Tivadar have created a small write-up on the evolution and current status of the Mayachok bootkit: The first version started with its malicious code placed directly in the 15 sectors following the Boot Sector (variant […]

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It’s quite common for bootkit malware to modify the Master Boot Record (MBR), Volume Boot Record (VBR) and even BIOS but we were unaware of anything more innovative.Last week however, we found a new bootkit sample in China, which appeared to be a bit different from other bootkits. It behaved abnormally in its MBR’s 512 […]

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The evolution of Android malware has made incontestable progress in the last few years and it often follows in the footsteps of PC-based malware, except that it happens at an accelerated pace.Often, malicious apps gain control of a system in several steps, using different modules. There is typically only one initial module which, once it […]

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