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The Perception of Computer Security Focused on the Familiarity of Rootkits in Korea and Kazakhstan

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Executive Summary

This paper is designed with an eye toward possible solutions for potential threats from Rootkits and more traditional malware. The survey data were collected from 371 students of five korea and three Kazakhstan universities to compare their knowledge and experience with various forms of malware. They provide an empirical assessment of the cross-cultural similarities and differences between students in the two countries. The variables examined include knowledge of computer viruses, spyware, and rootkits as well as perceptions of the damage that can result from various computer malware.

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