According to the on-line encyclopedia "Wikipedia", Malware or Malicious Software is software designed
to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent.
The expression is a general term used by
computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.
Infectious malware: viruses and worms are designed to
sneak into your system and do harm. There is no direct monetary gain for the authors. Today, some draw the distinction
between viruses and worms by saying that a virus requires user intervention to spread, whereas a worm spreads
Concealment: Trojan horses, rootkits and backdoors - By disguising a malicious
program as something innocuous or desirable, users may be tempted to install it without knowing what it does. This is
the technique of the Trojan horse or trojan.
Rootkits can prevent a malicious process from being
reported in the process table, or keep its files from being read.
A backdoor is a method of bypassing normal
authentication procedures. Hackers typically use backdoors to secure remote access to a computer, while attempting
to remain hidden from casual inspection.
Malware for profit: spyware, adware, botnets, loggers, and dialers-
Spyware programs are commercially produced for the purpose of gathering information about computer users.
Adware is showing pop-up ads, or altering web-browser behavior for the financial benefit of the adware creator.
Other malware for profit directly uses the infected computers to do work for the creator. The infected computers
are used as proxies to send out spam messages for instance.
There are as many ways to profit as there are warped programmers to write the code.
It may not be possible to be completely immune. One expert said the only way to full immunity is to encase
your computer in concrete and chains and drop it in the ocean. In general, the greater the protection the more difficult
it is for legitimate users to use the computer.
Entrepreneurs as risk-takers are more likely to be careless and overly optimistic than overly protective.
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