rootkit

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noun root·kit \ˈrüt-ˌkit, ˈru̇t-\
variants: or less commonly

root kit

Definition of rootkit

computers

  1. :  a malicious piece of software that grants a remote operator complete access to a computer system Rootkits maliciously change a computer's operating system without a user's knowledge and then cover up their tracks. The hacker who installed the rootkit is then able to monitor the infected computer and use it to launch other attacks. — Andrea Caumont

1994

First Known Use of rootkit

1994


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