F-Secure takes on hidden malicious code

Monday, 14 March 2005, 11:57 AM EST

Finnish security firm F-Secure last week debuted a scanner for "rootkits", software used by some hackers to hide their malicious code, and posted a free beta of the tool to its website.

Traditionally, "rootkit" referred to software that modified the operating system or environment so that an intruder could gain complete access (root access) to a system or network while remaining undetected. Today, said F-Secure, anything that tries to hide its presence is often referred as a rootkit.

At PC Authority.

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