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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 02 August 2007 11:12
Blue Pill Gets a Refill
— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

AUGUST 2, 2007 | LAS VEGAS -- Black Hat USA -- The researcher who created the Blue Pill has released code for it for the first time: Joanna Rutkowska made source code for the latest version of the virtualization-based malware available yesterday during her Black Hat presentation here.

Rutkowska, founder of Invisible Things Lab, said in an interview that the new version of Blue Pill, which she developed with colleague Alexander Tereshkin during the past couple of months, is source-code quality and has a few bugs, but the idea is to get the technology into the hands of researchers so they can study this form of malware further.

The release of code opens the door for another trio of researchers, who have challenged Rutkowska's claims that Blue Pill is undetectable. Thomas Ptacek, co-founder and researcher with Matasano Security; Nate Lawson, researcher at Root Labs; and Peter Ferrie, senior researcher at Symantec, yesterday released their rootkit detection platform.

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