Definition: A rootkit is a set of tools and utilities that a hacker can use to maintain access once they have hacked a system. The rootkit tools allow them to seek out usernames and passwords, launch attacks against remote systems, and conceal their actions by hiding their files and processes and erasing their activity from system logs and a plethora of other malicious stealth tools.
Also Known As: Root Kit, RAT, Remote Access Trojan
- SBOMs: The Hidden Ingredient in Secure Software Recipes - November 17, 2023
- Beyond the Buzzword: Data’s Crucial Role in Generative AI Security - November 16, 2023
- Democratizing Biometric Identity - November 13, 2023