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Re: How will OpenBSD Defend against Virtual Rootkits?



On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 07:32:41AM -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> This question comes to mind as a result of my reading just now 
> 
> VM Rootkits: The Next Big Threat? 
> By Ryan Naraine 
> March 10, 2006
> 
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1936666,00.asp
 
Not much that can be done.
As has always been said, if someone has physical access to the box, Game
Over.  VMs just give someone a new way to have "physical" access to the
box.

Now, if only we could do away with the myth that an OS can really find
problems within itself (such as malware scanners that claim to "fix"
problems on infested machines).  Since that won't go away, I guess it
isn't surprising that people expect that a guest OS can detect or deal
with a problem on the host OS.

Nick.



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