Remote access trojan

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A Remote Access Trojan (RAT, sometimes called Creepware[1]) is a type of malware that controls a system through a remote network connection. While desktop sharing and remote administration have many legal uses, "RAT" connotes criminal or malicious activity. A RAT is typically installed without the victim's knowledge, often as payload of a Trojan horse, and will try to hide its operation from the victim and from security software and other anti-virus software.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

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  4. ^ "Understanding the Windows NT Remote Access Service". Microsoft technet date undisclosed. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Netsh commands for remote access (ras)". Microsoft technet January 21, 2005. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "RAS Registry Modification Allowed Without Administrative Rights". Microsoft technet date undisclosed. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "Computer RATS - Protecting Your Self". HowTheyHack July 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "Code Access Security and bifrost". Coding hooro.com Mar 20, 2007. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  9. ^ "BlackShades: Arrests in computer malware probe". BBC. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Special Agent in Charge Leo Taddeo at Blackshades Press Conference". FBI. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  11. ^ Denbow, Shawn. "pest control: taming the rats" (PDF). Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  12. ^ Aylward, Laura. "MALWARE ANALYSIS - DARK COMET RAT". Context. Retrieved March 5, 2014.