When ELF.BillGates met Windows

If you are used to play with honeypots, you have inevitably met the ELF.BillGates malware. It is a known[1] botnet spread over Internet for 4 years. In a nutshell, ELF.BillGates is a (Chinese) DDOS botnet with backdooring features. It is a binary file with many behaviors depending on the installation path[2]: Gate 0: Infection Monitor... Continue Reading →

How to run userland code from the kernel on Windows

Introduction Before Windows NT 4.0, the graphical part of the Windows subsystem was implemented completely in userland. Starting from NT 4.0 Microsoft decided to move a large part of the Window Manager and the Graphics Device Interface to kernel-mode in the Win32k.sys component. However, part of the implementation is still present in userland and the... Continue Reading →

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