Rootkits get better at hiding

A new Trojan horse is so good at hiding itself that some security researchers claim a new chapter has begun in their battle against malicious code authors.

The new pest, dubbed “Rustock” by Symantec and “Mailbot.AZ” by F-Secure, uses “rootkit” techniques crafted to avoid the detection technology used by security software, Symantec and F-Secure said in recent analyses.

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