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March 15, 2023, 8:43 a.m. | Tripwire Guest Authors

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A Rootkit is a malicious program composed of malware that is created to provide prolonged root-level or privileged-level access to a computer. It remains hidden in the computer system while maintaining control of the system remotely. Rootkits have the ability to steal data, eavesdrop, change system configurations, create permanent backdoors, deactivate other security defensive programs, and conceal other types of malware. They spread through phishing emails, infected shared folders, executable documents, and pirated software or software on infected websites. Different …


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