Tag: malicious software


Computer viruses explained: Definition, types, and examples

April 28, 2022

Via: CSO

A computer virus is a form of malicious software that piggybacks onto legitimate application code in order to spread and reproduce itself. Like other types of malware, a virus is deployed by attackers to damage or take control of a […]


Malware explained: Definition, examples, detection and recovery

February 14, 2022

Via: CSO

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs attackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. The key point is that malware is identified as such based […]

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What is a computer worm? How this self-spreading malware wreaks havoc

August 6, 2019

Via: CSO

A worm is a form of malware (malicious software) that operates as a self-contained application and can transfer and copy itself from computer to computer. It’s this ability to operate autonomously, without the need for a host file or to […]