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malware

(MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy data, steal information or aggravate the user. See security suite, malvertising, crimeware, virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus, Trojan, PUP and wares.
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A Bit9 spokesman declined to identify the victims, describe the capabilities of the malicious software used in the attacks or say if the hackers had succeeded in harming its clients.
Creators of malicious software use celebrities as lures, baiting fans and followers to click on and download seemingly innocuous content containing programs designed to steal passwords and other private information for profit, said Dave Marcus, director of security research at McAfee Labs.
All it takes is the wrong click that installs a piece of malicious software stealing your user names and passwords, and the bad guy very quickly has control of your electronic funds," Brown said.
A 2008 Microsoft security report ranked the countries that are suffering from the most infections of malicious software or malware:
Users are better protected against malicious software, or malware, and hackers that try to access your system.
Edited by Zeid Nasser Netsky-P led the top 10 chart for malicious software threats in August, retaining its rank despite the availability of fixes for more than two years.
One of the first examples of malicious software on BlackBerry.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-26 January 2006-Web users asked to submit malicious software reports to Stop Badware Coalition(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Although the researchers' model reveals that the Internet ought to efficiently adapt even if the busiest routers were removed, Doyle notes that the system is still vulnerable to hijacking via malicious software that leaves the hardware intact.
Microsoft has been working for the last three years to improve the security and reliability of its software under its Trustworthy Computing initiative, as more and more malicious software targets weaknesses in Windows and other Microsoft software.