Cisco IOS rootkit demonstrated
Last Thursday at the EUSecwest conference, security researcher Sebastian Muniz of Core Security Technologies demonstrated a proof-of-concept rootkit for Cisco's IOS router operating system.
A root kit consists of one or several related applications designed to give the program user root or administrator privileges on a given computer, whether or not that user is authorized to operate with such privileges. In general, rootkits are designed to operate covertly, often in conjunction with malware.
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