Many of you are probably familiar with the concept of rootkits – malicious software that lurks hidden at a low-level on your Windows or Unix computer, remaining undetected by conventional anti-virus software.
Although new rootkits can be prevented from infecting your computer, if you had any rootkits before you installed your anti-virus, they may never be revealed. This threat really began to capture the headlines a couple of years ago, and as a result security vendors like Sophos provided free anti-rootkit software for Windows users to check and clean-up their systems.
But rootkits aren’t just limited to conventional desktop operating systems.
Earlier this year we saw two scientists from Rutgers University discuss the possibility of smartphone rootkits, and now – according to…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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