Internet users: beware of malicious, self downloading code


Malicious computer codes, with built in protections making them nearly impossible to remove, are spreading fast over the Internet. "Rootkit" is among the worst of such codes, say experts in the field.

According to AhnLab, a vaccine developer, among spyware and adware reported by computer users last year, the number of programs using the Rootkit code string reached as many as 57. Rootkit is designed to enable hackers to obtain site manager-level rights in a given network, thus helping them dominate individual computer users’ systems. Internet users: beware of malicious, self-downloading code : Business : Home

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th January 2007 11:54PM