1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

IDG Contributor Network: Are RATs ever a good idea?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. RSS

    RSS New Member Member

    I'm sorry, but when developers create technologies, they have to assume that whatever they name it, the product will inevitably be replaced with an acronym. Yes, a remote access tool sounds appealing, but who in the world would ever want to buy a RAT?

    To make matters worse, these tools pose risks to enterprise security. Who didn't see this coming? That a RAT could invite disease or infection really is of no surprise to me, but I (admittedly) have a greater emotional attachment to words than most.

    I digress. My point is that in the aftermath of the recent report that GoToMyPC accounts are being targeted with stolen passwords right on the heels of the TeamViewer hack, installing RATs on your computer seems downright risky.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Continue reading...

Share This Page