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A rootkit dissected

A rootkit dissected

Posted Nov 22, 2012 15:11 UTC (Thu) by dtalen (subscriber, #86448)
In reply to: A rootkit dissected by epa
Parent article: A rootkit dissected

Because kernel developers should spend their time making life easier for rootkit developers. Right...

Sarcasm aside, there aren't many legitimate uses for APIs that do "rootkitty things." You're right that the existence of these doesn't necessarily make the kernel less secure, but it would make a statement that kernel developers even care about doing something for malware developers, which is a bad message to send.

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