New Linux rootkit leverages GPUs for stealth

May 10, 2015

Via: malware

A team of developers has created a rootkit for systems that uses the processing power and memory of graphics cards instead of CPUs in order to remain hidden.

The rootkit, called Jellyfish, is a proof of concept designed to demonstrate that completely running on GPUs (graphics processing units) is a viable option. This is possible because dedicated graphics cards have their own processors and RAM.

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