An archive of my course work & notes @ BCIT. Contribute to colavs19/bcit- courses development by creating an account on GitHub. Designing BSD rootkits: an introduction to kernel hacking / Joseph Kong. ( Chapter 1) is essentially a whirlwind tour of kernel hacking. Rootkits are bad. Well, that is to say they are when in the wrong hands. Rootkits can take over a system and cause problems for even large corporations like.

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Vaibhav rated it really liked it Jan 28, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Author Joseph Kong’s goal is to make you smarter, not to teach you how to write exploits or launch attacks. No eBook available Amazon.

List Choice Weekly newsletter Daily newsletter. Kongs liberal use of examples assumes no prior kernel-hacking experience but doesn’t water down the information. Dutch authorities apprehend 14 suspects in a phishing scam. You’ll learn how to maintain root access long after gaining access to a computer and how to hack FreeBSD.

He has written for Phrack Magazine and was a system administrator for the City of Toronto. Tinkering with computers has always been a primary passion of author Joseph Kong. Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page.

Designing BSD Rootkits

Niklasl rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Author Joseph Kong’s goal is to make you smarter, not to teach you how to write exploits or launch attacks. David rated it it was amazing Sep 08, He is a self-taught programmer who dabbles in information security, operating system theory, reverse engineering, and vulnerability assessment. Kong continues by discussing run-time kernel memory patching and reveals how you can patch a running kernel with userland code.

Mauricio Barrera rated it it was amazing Mar 08, All the readers that wish to work with the code will find this quite valuable.

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The fundamentals of FreeBSD kernel module programmingUsing call hooking to subvert the FreeBSD kernelDirectly manipulating the objects the kernel depends upon for its internal record-keepingPatching kernel code resident in hackiny memory; in other words, altering the kernel’s logic while it’s still runningHow to defend against the attacks described Hack the FreeBSD kernel for yourself!

Despite the low page count, the book is packed with very informative material and it delivers exactly what it promises. An Introduction to Kernel Hacking.

Ann Kernel Object Manipulation. Fabrizio rated it liked it Sep 11, From inside the book. In addition to explaining rootkits and rootkit writing, the book aims to inspire readers to explore the FreeBSD kernel and gain a better understanding of the kernel and the FreeBSD operating system itself.

Alessandro Parisi rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Written in a friendly, accessible style and ibtroduction with geek humor and pop culture references, the author favors a “learn by example” approach that assumes no prior Designing BSD Rootkits introduces the fundamentals of programming and orotkits rootkits under the FreeBSD operating system.

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Amurru rated it really liked it Mar 31, He is a self-taught programmer who dabbles in information security, operating system theory, reverse engineering, and vulnerability assessment. Designing BSD Rootkits arms you with the knowledge you need to write offensive rootkits, to defend against malicious ones, and to explore the FreeBSD kernel and operating system in the process. Edwin Tunggawan rated it liked it Feb 18, Though rootkits have a fairly negative image, they can be used for both good and evil.

Designing BSD Rootkits: An Introduction to Kernel Hacking

The book concludes with a very important topic — detection. Wintermute rated it really liked it May 18, You’ll learn how to maintain root access long after gaining access to a computer and how desibning hack FreeBSD.

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Andy rated it really liked it Jan 25, Michelle Lee rated it really liked it Jun 07, The book starts with a chapter dedicated to loadable kernel modules LKM which is natural since the majority of rootkits today are LKMs.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Brandon rated it it was amazing Aug 08, About the author Tinkering with computers has always been a primary passion of author Joseph Kong.

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Final thoughts As you can see from the details above, Designing BSD Rootkits is aimed at a knowledgeable audience that enjoys to dwell into very technical material and is comfortable with the C programming language. Michael Ray rated it it was amazing Jan 15, The fundamentals of FreeBSD kernel module programmingUsing call hooking to subvert the FreeBSD kernelDirectly manipulating roohkits objects the kernel depends upon for its internal record-keepingPatching kernel code resident in main memory; in other words, altering the kernel’s logic while it’s still runningHow to defend against the attacks described.

Fu rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Organized as a tutorial, Designing BSD Rootkits will teach you the fundamentals of programming Though rootkits have a fairly negative image, they can be used for both good and evil.