Detect rootkit alternate data streams (ADS) with StreamArmor

Peter Giannoulis, Contributor
One of the techniques many hackers use to hide their rootkits is to plant data in alternate data streams, which show no change in the size or functionality of the file they're attached to even when new data is added.

Enter StreamArmor. In this month's screencast, Peter Giannoulis of TheAcademyPro.com explains how to use this new tool to detect alternate data streams that may be hiding rootkit data.

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    About the author:
    Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains The Academy Pro, which provides streaming video for enterprises and consumers on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.

    This was first published in April 2010

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