Rootkits For Dummies

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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 activatedbefore your system's operating system has completely booted up,making them extremely difficult to detect. Rootkits allow hackersto install hidden files, processes, and hidden user accounts.Hackers can use them to open back doors in order to intercept datafrom terminals, connections, and keyboards. A rootkit hacker cangain access to your systems and stay there for years, completelyundetected.

Learn from respected security experts and Microsoft SecurityMVPs how to recognize rootkits, get rid of them, and manage damagecontrol.

Accompanying the book is a value-packed companion CD offering aunique suite of tools to help administrators and users detectrootkit problems, conduct forensic analysis, and make quicksecurity fixes.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.


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Part I Getting to the Root of Rootkits
Part II Resistance Is NOT Futile
Part III Giving Rootkits the Recognition They Deserve
Part IV Readying for Recovery
Part V The Part of Tens
Appendix About the CD
Bonus Chapter 1 Ten Plus Three Malware Utilities and Scanners
Bonus Chapter 2 Ten Plus Four More Utilities

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Larry Stevenson is a veteran security consultant andinstructor.

Nancy Altholz is a Microsoft Security MVP and securityexpert. Both are associated with, a resource forsecurity professionals.

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