XNPro: Low-Impact Hypervisor-Based Execution Prevention on ARM

@inproceedings{Nordholz2015XNProLH,
  title={XNPro: Low-Impact Hypervisor-Based Execution Prevention on ARM},
  author={Jan C. Nordholz and Julian Vetter and Michael Peter and Matthias Junker-Petschick and Janis Danisevskis},
  booktitle={TrustED@CCS},
  year={2015}
}
As virtually all smartphones today run general purpose operating systems, they have to consider malware attacks, with rootkits being among the most hideous ones. Since rootkits execute with the same privileges as the OS kernel, traditional countermeasures are inherently fragile. While virtualization-based technologies have proven themselves capable means to… CONTINUE READING