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“The 101” – Episode 9 – What Makes a Rootkit So Dangerous?

September 6, 2017 / Sean Blanton

We’re back with another episode of The 101! This weekly security series aims to define endpoint security one question at a time. Tune in each week as we tackle a new term, concept, or comparison in our ongoing effort to provide clear definitions.

In this week’s episode, we learn more about a malware type that is widely panned as the most dangerous type out there – rootkits.

Now that’s a bold statement, especially in a world where certain types of malware infect millions of machines and cause billions of dollars in monetary damages. So, in order to understand why that is, today we ask: “What makes a rootkit so dangerous?

Check out all the latest episodes of “the 101” at www.carbonblack.com/the-101

TAGS: Carbon Black. The 101 / malware / NGAV / rootkits / video blog