Two researchers at the Hack In The Box conference are claiming they found a way to gain access to any Windows 7 computer undetected. Their weapon of choice is a 3kb app named VBootkit 2.0.
According to network world, the researchers said the hack is unfixable, as it loads itself into the system memory during bootup, which virus scanners will struggle to detect. The exploit then gives the CYBERTERRORIST the ability to pretty much do whatever they want on whatever computer they’re targeting. But don’t panic—this can’t be installed remotely, so they’d have to physically use your machine to pull this off. [Network World via Electronista via Engadget]