Signed kernel drivers – Unguarded gateway to Windows’ core

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ESET researchers look at malware that abuses vulnerabilities in kernel drivers and outline mitigation techniques against this type of exploitation

There are various types of kernel drivers; the first that come to mind are device drivers that provide a software interface to hardware devices like plug and play interfaces or filter drivers. These low-level system components have a strict development process including scrutiny regarding security. However, there are additional “software” drivers tha…

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