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One of the greatest threats computer and network users face today is a hacker gaining root-level access to a system. This, in essence, gives the intruder administrative control over the machine and thus a golden opportunity to cause problems. With this in mind, attackers are increasingly using rootkits, a collection of tools they can install on a victim's computer to gain administrative access.

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Computer  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 5 )