Root Kits The Dangers

Root kit is a a piece of software allowing the user to have root command to all of the system.

Root kit

Root kits allow admin access and controls over systems, this means the individual can access anything they want and do untold damage to the system and associated. This means the individual can install whatever they want to the system but also impersonate the system/user.

Risks

The risk of a root kit is very high it is often sent alongside other attacks. It can be found in malware/ddos attacks but also trojans sometimes have root kits hidden inside them. These are one of the worst attacks affecting businesses as they enable an individual to do a large amount of damage and take a lot of data.

Prevention

Good anti-malware/virus it sounds simple but a lack of software to prevent these attacks. Having this software up to date allows a greater level of security as this software attack coincides others more often than not. Being able to detect these issues and attacks before they happen is key in prevention.

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Alex Cunningham
Alex Cunningham
Alex is an information governance graduate, his main role is to support clients on how to help mitigate information security risks. Having recently graduated with a degree in Cyber Security with a focus on user-based security issues and risks. Alex enjoys playing video games, watching movies and going outside to visit new places with his dog Ruby.
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