R^2: The Exponential Growth in Rootkit Techniques presented at BlackhatUSA 2006

by Jamie Butler, Nick L. Petroni, William A. Arbaugh,

Summary : Rootkit technology has exploded recently, especially in the realm of remote command and control vectors. This talk will cover the evolution of rootkit techniques over the years. It will explore the interaction between corporations, the open source community, and the underground. A detailed analysis of how different rootkits are implemented will be covered. Based on this analysis, the presentation concludes with a discussion of detection methods.