Typically I don’t follow the deluge of Windows rootkits available because the sheer number and variety make diligently understanding all of them more than fairly daunting. After all, given limited resources, one must choose their battles and specialties in the security field.
That said, occasionally a Windows rootkit surfaces that is so mean, nasty and downright cool, that it becomes a must-know. Such is the case with the newest release of Stoned Bootkit. Be sure to go to their site and check it out, along with the paper, but here are a few highlights:
Understanding the threats that Windows rootkits like this pose to VoIP security, especially on end users, is key.