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root·kit

 (ro͞ot′kĭt′, ro͝ot′-)
n.
A set of software tools used to gain unauthorized access to a computer system on a network and to control its operation.

[From root (access), complete administrative access to a computer.]

rootkit

(ˈruːtˌkɪt)
n
(Computer Science) computing a set of programs used to gain unauthorized access to a computer's operating system, esp in order to destroy or alter files, attack other computers, etc
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He said that Qualcomm is also coming up with new feature in its mobile chipsets from 2017 that verify user with payment gateway using unique features like device id, phone manufacturer signature, Android version in the phone, root kit of operating system, location and time, which will be nearly impossible to duplicate.
Popular root kit developer ChainFire confirms possibility of gaining root access on the new HTC Nexus 9 slate.
Its extensive features include antivirus, antispyware, firewall, root kit detection, spam control, and fast protection against new unknown threats with F-Secure's latest cloud computing technology.
The tool is a so-called root kit that, once installed, allows its developer to gain total control of Android devices, which are being activated by consumers at a rate of about 160,000 units per day, according to Google.
A root kit is a virtually undetectable program that criminals can use to do things such as log passwords and gain access to sensitive files.
Real-time correlated data with timestamps let us step-through an incident to gain even deeper knowledge of the sources and targets of, say, a root kit attack.
This included stealing data, installing a root kit,
I see this as a proof-of-concept," said Yaneza, who noted that the exploit's payload is extremely straightforward and explained that there has been no attempt to mask it by, say, planting a root kit on the victimized PC at the same time.