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The Root of All Evil? - Rootkits Revealed

by David Harley,Andrew Lee

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This paper aims to assess the realities of the rootkit threat, and to examine the state of the solutions available.

It’s easy to see why the rootkit concept is so worrying. Software that uses stealth techniques is designed to be invisible to anti-virus software, other security software, the operating system and file system. Although to some extent rootkits pose a unique set of challenges to the security industry, the technologies are evolving on both sides of the malware war, and while rootkits were, until fairly recently, a specialist security preoccupation; mainly in the UNIX/Linux communities; stealth is nothing new to the anti-virus industry.
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