Remote Access Tool (RAT)

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A remote access tool (RAT) is a type of software that enables a local user to connect to and access a remote computer, server or network. It enables connectivity of two or more computers/network nodes that are on separate networks and/or in different geographical locations.

Remote access tools are typically installed on local computer or can be deployed over the network/Internet on a remote access server. RATs work by creating a connection between a local and remote host over a network or Internet connection.

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