By Humphrey Cheung
May 01, 2007
Las Vegas (NV) - A hacker duo will demonstrate several ways of getting
past Windows Vista security in an upcoming Black Hat training class.
Polish security researcher Joanna Rutkowska and Alex Tereshkin will show
off new rootkits and ways to defeat Vistas vaunted BitLocker drive
The two day training class titled Understanding Stealth Malware will
cost a cool $3000 and running from July 28th to August 2nd. The class
is part of collection of classes and briefings offered at the Black Hat
security convention, a convention that is considered an almost mandatory
event by many of the worlds top hackers.
Students in the class will need to have a basic understanding of the C
programming language and will use disassemblers and other tools to crack
64-bit Vistas kernel and drive protections. Students will also learn
data hooking malware, antimalware techniques and possibly Northbridge
Rutkowska claims the attacks will bypass BitLocker and will not require
a reboot. BitLocker is Microsofts next generation drive encryption
software that uses trusted chips, passwords and USB authentication
The class is sure to fill up quickly, if it hasnt done so already.
According to the Black Hat course description, these classes will be the
only public classes on the subject offered by Rutkowska this year.
Rutkowska is a regular on the security speaking circuit and gave several
talks last year regarding Vistas User Access Control security. She
recently quit her job at COSEINC and is forming her own security
Black Hat and Defcon is a de-facto summer tradition for many hackers
with many of them traveling from across the globe to attend. For the
past there years weve covered the conferences and we plan to the same
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