Security vendors looking to define rootkit

After being criticized for including rootkit like cloaking software in its Norton SystemWorks product, security vendor Symantec Corp is calling for an industrywide effort to define what the term rootkit actually means.

Such an initiative would be similar to efforts such as those of the Anti-Spyware Coalition, an industry group that is attempting to define and help developers identify spyware, said Vincent Weafer, senior director for development, Symantec Security Response. InfoWorld

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