A Rootkit by Any Other Name

14 Jan ’06

Now that the Sony BMG DRM rootkit has brought that word national attention and perhaps everlasting shame, security vendors who use rootkit technology for benevolent ends are taking their lead from the e-mail marketing community’s antipathy to the word “spam” and seeking redefinition of the word “rootkit”. Infoworld has a piece on the story that includes an interview with Mark Russinovich.

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