Which rootkits should I be concerned about?
Our panelists break down four varieties of rootkits, starting with hardware and firmware rootkits:
Jared walks us through bootkits and bootloaders, dating the Brain! bootkit (and himself) with a Bangles reference.
Kernel rootkits, such as the infamous Stuxnet, are the most common type. Jared passes the mic to Joren to get into how mitigation looks on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
Usermode rootkits, Tony’s personal favorite, are the only type that don’t require administrative privileges. Joren explains why that makes a difference.