Rootkits For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 11, 2006 - Computers - 380 pages
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A rootkit is a type of malicious software that gives the hacker "root" or administrator access to your network. They are activated before your system's operating system has completely booted up, making them extremely difficult to detect. Rootkits allow hackers to install hidden files, processes, and hidden user accounts. Hackers can use them to open back doors in order to intercept data from terminals, connections, and keyboards. A rootkit hacker can gain access to your systems and stay there for years, completely undetected.

Learn from respected security experts and Microsoft Security MVPs how to recognize rootkits, get rid of them, and manage damage control.

Accompanying the book is a value-packed companion CD offering a unique suite of tools to help administrators and users detect rootkit problems, conduct forensic analysis, and make quick security fixes.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  

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Contents

Part I Getting to the Root of Rootkits
7
Part II Resistance Is NOT Futile
35
Part III Giving Rootkits the Recognition They Deserve
149
Part IV Readying for Recovery
301
Part V The Part of Tens
335
Appendix About the CD
355
Index
365
Bonus Chapter 1 Ten Plus Three Malware Utilities and Scanners
389
Bonus Chapter 2 Ten Plus Four More Utilities
401
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Larry Stevenson is a veteran security consultant and instructor.

Nancy Altholz is a Microsoft Security MVP and security expert. Both are associated with CastleCops.com, a resource for security professionals.

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