It's no secret that script kiddies hiding in basements all over the world are getting more and more devious in writing malware and viruses. They are now using techniques to hide the presence of the virus from anti-virus software. They do this by running the virus from the master boot record, which runs before the operating system, which runs the anti-virus software. Sneaky bastards! The last sentence from this article about stealth viruses says it all: "The Web has also overtaken e-mail as the top transport medium for viruses, with the number of infected sites growing 300 percent in 2008." Read more.
Posted by Matt Laufer at 9:56 AM