Spying on Users: Getting to the ‘Rootkit’ of the Matter

Security experts say rootkits are not just for hackers–private companies and cyber-criminals have a real interest in them.

The word “rootkit” often send chills up the spines of IT security professionals. But not all rootkits are launched by cyber-criminals bent on stealing personal information, industry experts said at a panel discussion at the RSA Conference here Feb. 6.


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