Intel to fight rootkits

Posted on Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 0:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
InfoWorld reports Intel is working on a project to immediately notify users if they download a rootkit like Sony's controversial XPC (Extended Copy Protection).
"We need to connect the computers directly to the data, so the human beings don't have to be the I/O channel, and elevate the role of the human being to a more supervisory role," Tennenhouse said.

One interesting project involves placing a small chip on a PC's motherboard to constantly monitor programs for modifications that might be the result of a malicious attack, said Travis Schluessler, a researcher with Intel.
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