Are rootkits always evil?

Are rootkits always unacceptable? People are asking that question with increasing frequency and many are answering yes. The Department of Homeland Security is talking about possibly outlawing rootkits. explores the topic of rootkits in the Windows environment. Security analyst Dan Kaminsky who runs DoxPara Research was asked whether or not he thinks some rootkits are harmless - his response, "No way".

Mark Russinovich, who told the world about Sony BMG's DRM rootkit, agrees and was quoted as saying "Any type of rootkit produces security and reliability risks." Are rootkits always evil? | Spyware Confidential |

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 23rd February 2006 9:05PM