Explain rootkits and how they can be used to attack your systems.

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Explain rootkits and how they can be used to attack your systems.

Mar 27th, 2015

rootkit is a stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer

A rootkit often allows the installation of hidden files, processes, hidden user accounts, and more in the systems OS. Rootkits are able to intercept data from terminals,network connections, and the keyboard.

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