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ESET Launches Root Detector Kit for Mac OSX

Created: 2013-09-23 00:00:00

ESET® Rootkit Detector is a new security tool for Mac® OS X that scans for malicious kernel extensions attempting to change operating system behavior by hooking inside the OS. When the rogue kernel extensions hook inside the OS X, they can bypass any security measure thus allowing complete access of system privileges.


“ESET Rootkit Detector is a simple and effective tool for detection of rootkits on OS X platforms. With this tool we aim to help the users to detect modifications in the OS X kernel memory, that might indicate presence of a rootkit in the system,”. says Pierre-Marc Bureau, ESET Security Intelligence Program Manager.


Over the course of last year, ESET has observed multiple rootkits targeting OS X. With rootkit codes readily available online, systems have been compromised without the knowledge of the owner. Rootkits such as OSX/Morcut and OSX/Crisis have been used to spy and steal information of unsuspecting users. ESET Rootkit detector provides an intuitive and user friendly way to check the integrity of the kernel and provide information about potential problems. It supports Snow Leopard (10.6.0) up to the latest version of Mountain Lion (currently 10.8.4). Additionally, it works on Intel 32-bit and 64-bit kernel.

 

For more information on the investigation of the rootkits targeting OS X visit WeLiveSecurity blog post or ESET Rootkit Detector product page.

 


 

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ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at https://en.eset.hk.

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Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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