564 articles

How to Fight Rootkits

Security professionals and enthusiasts are aware of rootkits, but general audiences typically don’t know about this kind of malware, which is specifically designed to hide itself and its activity in


What is APT?

APT stands for advanced persistent threat. It became famous following a New York Times exposé detailing a month’s long attack campaign in which a Chinese military unit now known as


What is an Exploit?

If Achilles’s heel was his vulnerability in the Iliad, then Paris’s poison tipped arrow was the exploit. Quite literally, an exploit is the device or – more often than not


What is a Botnet?

Botnet is the generic name given to any collection of compromised PCs controlled by an attacker remotely — think “virtual robot army.” The individual PCs that are part of a


What is a Keylogger?

Today’s advanced malware tools often comprise several different components, each with a different job description. These programs are more like Swiss army knives rather than individual tools, giving the attacker