What Malware Is?

By: Matjaz

Malware is one of the most annoying factors which can bother computers. These insecure programs doesn't let us feeling safe. It is designed to damage computer's system, software. Thus malware contains computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and also spywares, and other malicious and unwanted software. Frequently, malware is also designed to send itself from your e-mail account to all of your friends and colleagues in your address book.

Commonly the addressee doesn't know about the problem. Malware is able to be in action unawares. The first sign is when the PC is getting slow. The other sign is when just recognize pop-ups, while we are not on the net. Software is considered malware based on the perceived intent of the creator rather than any particular features. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, for instance in the legal codes of California, West Virginia, and several other U.S. states.

Typically, malware is distributed in three ways: by e-mail; in an infected application; or through infected code on a Web site.

Although the most frequently distributed malware of recent years has arrived via e-mail attachment, infected Web sites and program downloads. Matt Fisher, a security engineer with SPI Dynamics, spoke recently about the nessesity of greater Web site security like an anti-hacking workshop in Toronto. Fisher said that almost every Web site has serious vulnerabilities that allow a hacker an easy access. This way the problem is that security isn't built into Web applications. As a result, an attacker can easily hack into a site simply by viewing a Web page's source.

You can read more: www.infosecuritylab.com

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