Rootkits give bad guys virtually total control to install anything, do anything, capture anything -- and they're brutally difficult to uncover. You need to keep them off your PCs and networks, and exterminate them if they've taken root. To do that without first earning a doctorate in computer security, read Rootkits for Dummies.
In blessedly plain English, the authors explain what rootkits are, how they gain the privileged access they need to do their dirty work, and how they hide their tracks. But the heart of the book is "actionable" advice: how to avoid getting targeted, how to sniff out the presence of a well-hidden rootkit, and how to recover. Should you reformat your hard drive? Do you need professional assistance? You'll find realistic answers. You'll also find a CD-ROM full of rootkit diagnostic tools -- and the guidance you need to use them. Bill Camarda, from the March 2007 Read Only