Friday, April 11, 2008

RSA: Security Expert Gives Computer Intruders a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Ryan Singel writes on Threat Level:

Malicious hackers beware: computer security expert Joel Eriksson might already own your box.

Eirksson, a researcher at the Swedish security firm Bitsec, uses reverse engineering tools to find remotely-exploitable security holes in hacking software. In particular, he targets the client-side applications intruders use to control Trojan horses from afar, finding vulnerabilities that would let him upload his own rogue software to intruders' machines.

He demoed the technique publicly for the first time at the RSA conference Friday.

More here.


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