Q - R

Glossary: Q - R


A RAT stands for remote administration tool or remote access trojan. In the first case (remote administration tool), this refers to any method of controlling a computer from a remote location. RAT and remote access trojan refers to a type of malware that controls a system through a remote network connection.

Noteworthy RAT Malware:

  • PoisonIvy
  • Sub Seven
  • Beast Trojan
  • Bifrost
  • Blackshades
  • DarkComet
  • Back Orifice


Remote Desktop Protocol - This protocol is a secure means of logging in to a system using a visual desktop interface (as opposed to the text-based limitations of the SSH protocol).