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A Cyber-space Weapon – Chkrootkit

Consider ‘Cyberspace’ as a battleground where computers and networks are saved or compromised everyday. Until recently, the struggle had been more or less equal, but now a new and a more powerful weapon is in use – The Rootkit.

Rootkit is the perfect utility, that makes a hackers life easy. An ‘opportunity for mal-ware writers’ is probably an apt definition of a rootkit. These tools enable administrator-level access to a computer or computer network. Root-kits have become more common and their sources increasingly difficult to identify. They leverage security exploits and trojans to deceive a user into trusting the installation is not malign.