What is an alternate data stream (ADS)? How it can be created and read, and how one can remove unwanted ADS?
Alternate Data Streams (ADS) are a file attribute only found on the NTFS file system.
These data streams suffer from a bad reputation since they have been used and abused to write hidden data. Varying from data about where a file came from to complete malware files (e.g. Backdoor.Rustock.A)
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