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Joanna claims she’ll be releasing exploit code later today (12 noon EDT, 16:00 UTC) for a new nasty rootkit, that embeds itself into Intel chipsets through SMMI (Systems Management Mode, a little-known feature that allows hardware vendors to manage certain chip functions, like power management, using software).  James Heary has more here.

Then, I expect some more interesting new research to be published on Conficker later today, which I’ll be publishing on this here blog.

Alex Eckelberry