Definition of rootkit in English:

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rootkit

Pronunciation: /ˈro͞otˌkit/

noun

Computing
A set of software tools that enable an unauthorized user to gain control of a computer system without being detected.
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  • Tucked away in a hidden directory, the rootkit is supposed to help "cloak" critical files selected by the fingerprint verification function.

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Syllabification: root·kit

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