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Wiktionary

  1. rootkitnoun

    A set of software tools used by a third party after gaining access to a computer system in order to conceal the altering of files, or processes being executed by the third party without the user's knowledge.

  2. rootkitverb

    To infect (a computer system) with a rootkit.

Wikidata

  1. Rootkit

    A rootkit is a stealthy type of software, often malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer. The term rootkit is a concatenation of "root" and the word "kit". The term "rootkit" has negative connotations through its association with malware. Rootkit installation can be automated, or an attacker can install it once they've obtained root or Administrator access. Obtaining this access is a result of direct attack on a system

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rootkit

    [very common] A kit for maintaining root; an automated cracking tool. What script kiddies use. After a cracker has first broken in and gained root access, he or she will install modified binaries such as a modified version login with a backdoor, or a version of ps that will not report the cracker's processes). This is a rootkit.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rootkit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rootkit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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