McAfee/Intel announce CPU hardware anti-rootkit technology

September 14, 2011

CPU hardware anti-rootkit protection was mentioned by me some years ago as I always felt that root level kernel protection (hardware layer) would be the significant protection layer for deeper analysis, detection and remediation of any given system. Intel’s acquisition of McAfee last year (check out “Patmos”) indicated to me that it wouldn’t be long before they developed this deeper level of anti-rootkit protection for the Intel VTx technology platform.It has duly arrived, which leaves today’s AV software feeling just a little outdated and possibly threatened by this development. Read more about this post on Julian Evans blog who is one of our contributors.



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