Providing real-world attacks and detailed countermeasures, this new volume is a comprehensive guide to the "black art" of malware and rootkits. You will learn how to identify and defend against malicious software and dangerous hidden scripts. The book includes practical examples, case studies, and risk ratings - all in the bestselling Hacking Exposed format. Hacking Exposed: Malware & Rootkits walks you through the processes of analyzing malicious software from start to finish. The book covers different kinds of malware and rootkits, methods of infection, and the latest detection and prevention technologies.