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ALSO CALLED: Kernel Rootkits, Kernel Root Kits, Root Kits
DEFINITION: A collection of software tools that enable administrator-level access to a computer or computer network. Rootkits are installed on a computer after someone has obtained user-level access, either by exploiting a known vulnerability or cracking a password. Once installed, it allows the attacker to mask intrusion and gain root or privileged access to the computer and, possibly, other machines on the  … 
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ROOTKITS DEFINITION (continued): … A collection of software tools that enable administrator-level access to a computer or computer network. Rootkits are installed on a computer after someone has obtained user-level access, either by exploiting a known vulnerability or cracking a password. Once installed, it allows the attacker to mask intrusion and gain root or privileged access to the computer and, possibly, other machines on the network.Visit WhatIs.com - a knowledge exploration and self-education tool about information technology.

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