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Do you know what a RAT is?
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Mon 26 May 2014, 16:05    Post subject:  Do you know what a RAT is?  

Understanding Heartbleed, it occurs that the media tosses this malware at the reading audience as a single type of malware without giving clues to its relationship to the Security industry term "RAT".

Anyone here know what a "RAT" is in the Security area of Technology? Anyone understand how the technology is used to compromise?

This should make us all "Eyes Wide Shut!" in potential problems that exists especially in Open Source as well as what is offered by Apple/LG/Samsung/Microsoft/Google smartDevice use as this whole area of :Play-Pay Store" increase their offerings to users.

Then, understanding this, we can see/glean ways to view how best to protect yourself and what the industry does to try to help. Further, it can lead to some personal guidelines which can offer some protections.

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PostPosted: Mon 26 May 2014, 17:03    Post subject: Define it, you ask.  

OK, RAT - Remote Access Trojan (or my personal definitionl "Remote Access Technology" because of the common functional allowances in its behavior)
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PostPosted: Wed 28 May 2014, 01:16    Post subject: RATs are playing with you, your machine, your home, your ...  

It appears this is an area that members may be trying to understand the implecation and the impact of such a Security related item.

So, consider this article. ===> a simple understanding of a RAT used

And there are numerous others....

Hope this helps in understanding

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PostPosted: Wed 28 May 2014, 05:01    Post subject:  

Come one, gcmartin, everybody knows what a rat is in popular language! Smile

"Le fin du fin" (loosely translated: "the most intelligent approach") as we say in French, is
to not let the rat on that you know (s)he is a rat, so you can play him/her at his/her own
game and feed him/her mis-informations!

That's why the "spoof"-something utility you brought to our attention the other month
was so appealing. Too bad I don't know enough about networks to set it up on Puppy...
And nobody bothered to push the subject further. Oh well.

BFN.

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