RE: [Full-Disclosure] Rootkit For Spyware? Hide your adware from
From: Harlan Carvey (keydet89_at_yahoo.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 06:38:26 -0700 (PDT)
> It depends on which kit they based it on. My guess
> is these guys weren't
> good enough to do the coding themselves so they
> stole someone else's code.
That, or they're learning (rootkit coding training via
Blackhat), or they're simply purchasing it (there are
folks who do custom rootkit coding for hire).
> Of course I can' t think of any rootkits under any
> kind of license so I
> guess it isn't really stealing. Maybe the kits'
> authors should track these
> bozo's down and ask for some compensation. They are
> probably good enough to find them.
I don't see a correlation between coding and tracking
someone down. Also, as stated, there are some who are
already writing rootkits for pay.
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