Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. As Microsoft puts it,
Rootkits are a particularly insidious form of malware because they load before an operating system boots and can hide from ordinary anti malware scans and protection. Their ability to elude
While there used to be a wide range of specialist rootkit detectors available, most of the projects have been abandoned in recent years, with even apps like Bitdefender’s Rootkit Remover
The recent data breach suffered by the surveillance firm Hacking Team is shocking the IT security industry, the hackers leaked company emails, source codesÂ and contracts revealing uncomfortable truths. Security
A newly discovered trojan targeting Linux systems could be building up an arsenal of devices to be used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to a blog post from Avast.
This allows cybercriminals to hide malware on your computer by disguising it. Rootkits can even make changes to your operating system to further hide dangerous viruses and other criminal actions.