Skip to content
Science, Maths & Technology
  • Video
  • 5 mins
  • Level 1: Introductory

Cybercrime: Rootkits

Updated Wednesday 2nd August 2017

In 2005 Sony BMG employed a novel Digital Rights Management method when they used something called a rootkit. But what is a rootkit?

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?

Other content you may like

Mapping Live Shipping Data Around the Isle of Wight Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Mapping Live Shipping Data Around the Isle of Wight

Tony Hirst explains how a Twitter tweet led him to discover a map of real-time shipping on the Solent.

Article
Telegram brief history. Stop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photowitch | Dreamstime.com - Morse Code On Telegraph Photo article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Telegram brief history. Stop

What can the history of the telegram tell us about our own hopes and fears of modern technologies? 

Article
What makes Google go? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

What makes Google go?

Google's CEO Eric Schmidt explains what he believes drives his company - but he might be being over-modest, suggests The Open University's Fiona Ellis-Chadwick.

Video
5 mins
How do I...? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: How Do I article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

How do I...?

Tony Hirst comes up with an easy way to find "How to…" videos on the web.

Article
Is Microsoft finally breaking the mould? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Is Microsoft finally breaking the mould?

The launch of Microsoft’s Xbox 360TM challenges some of our assumptions about firms and their capacity to innovate new products.

Article
The information economy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

The information economy

The Open Minds programme explores the information economy.

Article
Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 3 icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

Life is full of risk. In this free course, Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction, 'risk' describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. The course also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.

Free course
15 hrs
Not Suitable for Children  - Classifying Games Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: PEGI article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Not Suitable for Children - Classifying Games

Tony Hirst reports on the recommendations of the Byron Review, "Safer children in a digital world".

Article
Simple Coding - Selection Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Nikolaev | Dreamstime.com activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Simple Coding - Selection

Further investigate the Python programming language by learning about conditions. 

Activity