7 April 2010

Qubes: a Xen/Linux based, open source local virtual machine based desktop OS

Read the introduction post on Rutkowska’s blog (which you might have stumbled over before if you remember Blue Pill).

The project sounds tremendously interesting as it might end up giving anyone access to strong desktop security/sandboxing of a type already available in an “enterpricey” form in products like Citrix XenDesktop.

[via:Mikko Hypponen]

19 July 2009

Interview with Blue Pill creator: Security Threats 3 Levels Beyond Kernel Rootkits

Rutkowska is known for writing Blue Pill to demonstrate how…

“…hardware virtualization technology can be abused by malware to create a stealthy hypervisor and move, on the fly, the running OS into a virtual machine, controlled by this stealthy hypervisor.”

[via:Slashdot]

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