KoolSpan U: Weekly Word Wednesday – Malware
Malware is a compound word for malicious software, often created and exploited by hackers to take over a computer. While malware is a general term, it can be applied to various types of hacking software, including:
- Trojan Horses/Trojans – malware that masquerades as an innocuous program to conceal its operation or socially engineer acceptance by a user.
- Viruses – malware that replicates through the exploitation of other programs.
- Worms – malware that typically spreads by installing a head program, and then retrieving another portion of itself to complete its attack.
- Botnets – a network of computers infected via malware and controlled together without the users’ knowledge.
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