Phd Student, Department of Cyber Security Science , Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria
Analytical survey study on rootkit infection, detection and evasion techniques.
Researchers and Information Security expert has been engaging on the study of malware, keen interest has been on rootkits. Rootkits are a notably dangerously type of malware with the ability to hide on the compromised host operating system unnoticed and difficult to detect by antimalware tools. The evasion techniques used by the authors are sophisticated and dynamic. Once a rootkit compromised a system, it can be very tedious to track and do away with. In this paper, we critically examined malware attack model, various infection and evasion techniques being adopted by the authors of these dangerous codes. Finally we presented the detection techniques proposed by the earlier researchers which led to the development of antimalware tools.