A researcher claims software installed on many smartphones could be used to obtain sensitive information on users. Carriers deny the possibility.
Gamers on a forum allege that Sony added a rootkit to its latest PlayStation 3 firmware update, version 3.56. So far, Sony hasn't responded to the claim.
Contrary to preliminary reports, Carrier IQ's software doesn't actually appear to be a "rootkit keylogger." CNET talks to an executive at the company about what the software actually does.
A data-harvesting rootkit is infecting systems in India, Iran, and Indonesia, according to security companies.
Defcon demo to show rootkit running on an Android-based smartphone that could give an intruder full access to all the functions of the device.
Microsoft says computers that crashed while installing the latest security updates were infected with malware called a "rootkit" that had made changes to the Windows kernel.
CNET's Robert Vamosi talks with author Greg Hoglund about rootkits, software vulnerabilities, and online gaming.
Routers and voice over IP phones could be compromised by attacks such as the Da IOS Rootkit disclosed over the weekend at a European security conference.
The start-up's rootkit detection technology will be added into Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare and Forefront security products.
Fortunately, the risk to end users is low if system has been patched with Microsoft updates.