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What Is a Rootkit?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 14, 2009

When it comes to the internet, there are so many different threats, from viruses spread by e-mail to Trojans, or malicious internet-borne infections that can potentially do serious harm to a computer. While there are certainly many bugs, viruses and other threats that we need to avoid, most people don’t understand the threats, why they […]

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Rootkit 101

by Barbara J. Feldman August 9, 2009

A rootkit is that it is a computer software program which allows someone to spy on someone else’s computer from a remote location. Using a rootkit allows you to have full access to the other person’s computer, meaning you can make any changes you want, record keystrokes and change passwords; meanwhile the person whose computer […]

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Rootkits: An Inside Look

by Barbara J. Feldman August 8, 2009

Most people are familiar with viruses, worms and other malware that can infect and damage your computer but most people are not familiar with rootkits. A rootkit is computer software that allows people to control other computers from a remote location. For example, you can control a computer from hundreds of miles away without the […]

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