Microsoft’s Free Cloud Rootkit Sweeper is Hitting Some Sweet Spots


Microsoft has built an absolute beast of a cloud virtual machine (VM) security tool from scratch in Rust* called Project Freta, and it is rather exciting.

The stated aim: automating cloud-based Linux VM forensics at staggering scale, e.g. for enterprises spinning up thousands of virtual machines in the cloud. (Freta automatically supports 4,000 Linux kernel versions).

In short, the service (classed as a technology demonstration and currently available for free) allows “full system memory inspection” of live Linux systems to take place without attackers knowing, so that previously unseen malware and rootkits from sophisticated attackers can

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