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Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel by James Butler, Greg Hoglund

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Preface

A rootkit is a set of programs and code that allows a permanent and undetectable presence on a computer.

Historical Background

We became interested in rootkits because of our professional work in computer security, but the pursuit of the subject quickly expanded into a personal mission (also known as late nights and weekends). This led Hoglund to found rootkit.com, a forum devoted to reverse engineering and rootkit development. Both of us are deeply involved with rootkit.com. Butler first contacted Hoglund online through this Web site because Butler had a new and powerful rootkit called FU that needed testing,[1] Butler sent Hoglund some source code and a pre-compiled binary. However, by accident, he did not send Hoglund the source code ...

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