What is Malicious Software? (for beginners)

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What are viruses/worms/trojan horses/drive by downloads and all other malware? This is a brief guide for noobs/beginners. Viruses ›A harmful program designed to cause damage to a computer system ›Replicates itself ›Hides self ›Attaches to files Worms ›Virus that automatically spreads without user interaction ›Opening infected email ›Plugging flash drive Trojan Horses ››A virus that […]