10 Ways Hackers Will Get The Best Of You

3. Rootkits

Rootkits are malware packages that establish a foothold and enable an attacker to gain complete control of an infected system. Rootkits are associated with getting into the underlying operating system processes, making them difficult to detect. The malware can enable full administrative privileges over a laptop or other device. Security experts have told CRN that rootkits have been in decline, simply because other attacks provide easier and faster access to sensitive data.

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