What is a rootkits?
A rootkit is a:
- Set of software tools
- Used by a an intruder
- Installed by an intruder after gaining access to a computer system
- They hides:
- Other processes
- Files, and logs etc from user
Rootkits exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris and versions of Microsoft Windows. A computer with a rootkit on it is called a rooted computer.