malicious code


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malicious code

[mə¦lish·əs ′kōd]
(computer science)
Programming code that is capable of causing harm to availability, integrity of code or data, or confidentiality in a computing system; encompasses Trojan horses, viruses, worms, and trapdoors.
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Just like a PC, mass distribution of malicious code to mass users could result in a significant security threat.
a leader in secure web gateway products, today announced that key members of its renowned Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) will be available at the Black Hat USA 2007 security conference today and tomorrow at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
As commercial interests continue to drive e-crime, malicious code is more likely to be hosted on local servers in the US and UK than in countries with less developed e-crime law enforcement policies.
Given the effectiveness of web-based attacks, web hosting companies in the US and elsewhere need to step up their policing of published content, and ensure that malicious code is quickly removed, before innocent users get hit.
Network anomaly detection proved beneficial because previous knowledge of the malicious code was not needed to identify and isolate Zotob.
Symantec has a number of safeguards built into our virus lab security architecture to keep malicious code isolated, including air-gaping of this lab from the rest of the engineering networks.
Trojans remain the most reported malicious code in the third quarter according to recent findings from AhnLab Inc.
Using this information, the attackers restrict exposure to the malicious code to a single view from each unique IP address.
Not only has malicious code become more sophisticated, but the infrastructure supporting its creation and spread has also become more complex.
Symantec DeepSight Alert Services provides personalized vulnerability and malicious code alerts to bridge the gap between security awareness and action.
Based on a sampling pool of users in Korea, Trojans dominated the top twenty most reported malicious codes for the third quarter, followed by script (20.
ASEC Report details region-specific variants of well-known malicious codes -- Most reported malicious code rankings dominated by Trojans -- Other trend findings describe soaring rise of Android malware and more -- AhnLab's cutting edge solutions include AOS to protect against ZeuS