Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel
"It's imperative that everybody working in the field of cyber-security read this book to understand the growing threat of rootkits."
"This material is not only up-to-date, it defines up-to-date. It is truly cutting-edge. As the only book on the subject, "Rootkits" will be of interest to any Windows security researcher or security programmer. It's detailed, well researched and the technical information is excellent. The level of technical detail, research, and time invested in developing relevant examples is impressive. In one word: Outstanding."
"This book is an essential read for anyone responsible for Windows security. Security professionals, Windows system administrators, and programmers in general will want to understand the techniques used by rootkit authors. At a time when many IT and security professionals are still worrying about the latest e-mail virus or how to get all of this month's security patches installed, Mr. Hoglund and Mr. Butler open your eyes to some of the most stealthy and significant threats to the Windows operating system. Only by understanding these offensive techniques can you properly defend the networks and systems for which you are responsible."
"What's worse than being owned? Not knowing it. Find out what it means to be owned by reading Hoglund and Butler's first-of-a-kind book on rootkits. At the apex the malicious hacker toolset--which includes decompilers, disassemblers, fault-injection engines, kernel debuggers, payload collections, coverage tools, and flow analysis tools--is the rootkit. Beginning where Exploiting Software left off, this book shows how attackers hide in plain sight.
"Greg and Jamie are unquestionably the go-to experts when it comes to subverting the Windows API and creating rootkits. These two masters come together to pierce the veil of mystery surrounding rootkits, bringing this information out of the shadows. Anyone even remotely interested in security for Windows systems, including forensic analysis, should include this book very high on their must-read list."
Rootkits are the ultimate backdoor, giving hackers ongoing and virtually undetectable access to the systems they exploit. Now, two of the world's leading experts have written the first comprehensive guide to rootkits: what they are, how they work, how to build them, and how to detect them. Rootkit.com's Greg Hoglund and James Butler created and teach Black Hat's legendary course in rootkits. In this book, they reveal never-before-told offensive aspects of rootkit technology--learn how attackers can get in and stay in for years, without detection.
Hoglund and Butler show exactly how to subvert the Windows XP and Windows 2000 kernels, teaching concepts that are easily applied to virtually any modern operating system, from Windows Server 2003 to Linux and UNIX. Using extensive downloadable examples, they teach rootkit programming techniques that can be used for a wide range of software, from white hat security tools to operating system drivers and debuggers.
After reading this book, readers will be able toUnderstand the role of rootkits in remote command/control and software eavesdroppingBuild kernel rootkits that can make processes, files, and directories invisibleMaster key rootkit programming techniques, including hooking, runtime patching, and directly manipulating kernel objectsWork with layered drivers to implement keyboard sniffers and file filtersDetect rootkits and build host-based intrusion prevention software that resists rootkit attacks
Visit rootkit.com for code and programs from this book. The site also contains enhancements to the book's text, such as up-to-the-minute information on rootkits available nowhere else.
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Review: Rootkits: Subverting the Windows KernelUser Review - Matty - Goodreads
The 1st chapter has a great overview of key elements in software attacks. Nice start for a security nüb like myself. Read full review
Review: Rootkits: Subverting the Windows KernelUser Review - Tyler - Goodreads
A fantastic book detailing the ins and outs of windows rootkits. If you are interested in the details surrounding topics such as kernel hooks, DKOM, and process hiding, this is the best book on the market today. Read full review