Defiling Mac OS X presented at KiwiCon 2011

by Snare ,

Tags: Security

Summary : "I thought it would be fun and educational to write a kernel rootkit for Mac OS X. Having never messed around in kernel memory before, it was quite an enlightening experience. OS X is similar enough to FreeBSD that a lot of the same techniques apply, but different enough that there are a few surprises in store. I'll show you how some common kernel rootkit techniques are implemented on OS X, which techniques Apple have broken, and hand-wave a bit about the possibilities for rootkit persistence that are presented by the EFI firmware used in current Macs."