CyberLexicon: CompTIA Security+:
– RATs (Remote Access Trojans) –
Software that remotely gives a person full control of a tech device. Programs that provide the capability to allow covert surveillance or the ability to gain unauthorized access to a victim PC. Provide the capability for an attacker to gain unauthorized remote access to the victim machine via specially configured communication protocols or backdoors created upon infection. Often mimic similar behaviors of keylogger applications by allowing the automated collection of input data.
Examples: SubSeven, Back Orifice, ProRat, Turkojan, and Poison-Ivy