Part 1: ROOTKITS
Chapter 1: What’s in a Rootkit: The TDL3 Case Study (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 2: Festi Rootkit: The Most Advanced Spam Bot (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 3: Observing Rootkit Infections (NOW AVAILABLE)
Part 2: BOOTKITS
Chapter 4: Bootkit Background and History (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 5: Operating System Boot Process Essentials (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 6: Boot Process Security (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 7: Bootkit Infection Techniques (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 8: Static Analysis of a Bootkit Using IDA Pro (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 9: Bootkit Dynamic Analysis: Emulators and Virtualization (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 10: Evolution of MBR and VBR Infection Techniques: Olmasco (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 11: IPL Bootkits: Rovnix & Carberp (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 12: Gapz: Advanced VBR Infection (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 13: The Rise of MBR Ransomeware (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 14: UEFI Boot vs. MBR/VBR Boot Process (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 15: Contemporary UEFI Bootkits (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 16: UEFI Firmware Vulnerabilities (NOW AVAILABLE)
Part 3: DEFENSE AND FORENSIC TECHNIQUES
Chapter 17: How Secure Boot Works (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 18: Analyzing the Hidden File System (NOW AVAILABLE)
Chapter 19: CHIPsec: BIOS/UEFI Forensics (NOW AVAILABLE)
Rootkits and Bootkits
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Rootkits and Bootkits delivers a master class in malware evolution that will give you the techniques and tools necessary to counter sophisticated, advanced threats. We’re talking hard stuff – attacks buried deep in a machine’s boot process or UEFI firmware that keep malware analysts up late at night.
Security experts Alex Matrosov, Eugene Rodionov, and Sergey Bratus share the knowledge they’ve gained over years of professional research. With these field notes, you’ll trace malware evolution from rootkits like TDL3 to present day UEFI implants and examine how these malware infect the system, persist through reboot, and evade security software. While you inspect real malware under the microscope, you’ll learn:
- The details of the Windows boot process, from 32-bit to 64-bit and UEFI, and where it’s vulnerable.
- Boot process security mechanisms like Secure Boot, the kernel-mode signing policy include some details about recent technologies like Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) and Device Guard.
- The reverse engineering and forensic approaches for real malware discovered in the wild, including bootkits like Rovnix/Carberp, Gapz, TDL4 and the infamous rootkits TDL3 and Festi.
- How to perform boot process dynamic analysis using emulation and virtualization
- Modern BIOS-based rootkits and implants with directions for forensic analysis
Cybercrime syndicates and malicious actors keep pushing the envelope, writing ever more persistent and covert attacks. But the game is not lost. Explore the cutting edge of malware analysis with Rootkits and Bootkits.
Covers boot processes for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.