This presentation will outline how to develop rootkits for appliances from all the top ten manufacturers of firewall/router/edge security devices. Details of how to reverse-engineer the various operating systems/firmwares and develop rootkits for the different chipset architectures will be discussed. The different protection mechanisms and how to circumvent them will be discussed. Recommendations on how to defend against rootkits on these types of appliances will be supplied.
Graeme Neilson is lead security researcher at Aura Software Security based in Wellington, New Zealand. Originally from Scotland, he has 10 years of security experience. Graeme specializes in secure networks, network infrastructure, reverse engineering, and cryptanalysis. Graeme is a regular presenter at international security conferences and has spoken at conferences in Australia, Europe, and the U.S., including Black Hat.