Rootkits, Vital Issue in Information Security World!

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Executive Summary

Computer security currently occupies a main part of interest and research in this Information Technology era. The reason goes to the tremendous new threats and vulnerabilities that emerge continuously with their corresponding tools. The author considers the purpose of talking in this paper about Rootkits because they have appeared to add one of the new vital issues in information security world. In addition to viruses, Rootkits play a significant role in security struggle between the vulnerable tool creator and security defense tools developer. They are considered new threat that goes in information security life cycle from detection to healing. They also take a significant part of nowadays IT magazines and other media articles and analysis.

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