Rootkits are extremely advanced pieces of malware, built with complete stealth in mind.
Tag - malware
This weeks e-threat activity seems to have focused on a couple of ActiveX control exploits that spread malware unhindered.
Exploits target specific vulnerabilities in the software running on a system.
We will define an e-threat as being a general term for any type of threat, be it malware, spyware, adware, grayware, hacktool and so on.
Backdoors are security risks that allow attackers to remotely and stealthily access a computer using either plain-text or fully visual interfaces.
Worms are also self-replicating programs that stealthily spread across computer networks.
It's Friday and it's time for the weekly review.
As previously stated, malware is an umbrella term that covers multiple security threats.
In the past weeks nothing much changed on the top 3 places of the malware scene.