Symantec confesses to using rootkit technology (Zdnet)

Posted by Suzi Turner @ 10:04 pm

Oh, dear. We’re just getting over the Sony DRM rootkit ruckus and now we have a security company hiding software components from Windows APIs with rootkit technology. reports that Symantec Corp.’s spokesperson admitted to using this rootkit type feature in Norton SystemWorks to hide a directory so customers wouldn’t accidentally delete files. The problem was it could also provide a convenient hiding place for attackers to place malicious files. Due to the vulnerability, Symantec has issued an update for SystemWorks and is “strongly recommending” users update the software immediately. Link here.