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SearchOpenSource: Rootkit Levels of Infection and Mitigation

Dec 06, 2005, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Hackers don many disguises in order to sneak past IT security guards. The rootkit, one of the most effective disguises, not only masks the intruder, but covers his trail.

"The rootkit's origins are deeply rooted in early methods of 'backdooring' Unix-based workstations and servers. Current examples encompass a variety of functions and features that further improve upon existing methods (where they don't redefine them outright)..."

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