4 Types of Malware You Must Avoid

Trojans, spyware, worms and viruses are types of malware designed to cause people trouble.

Trojans are malicious programs in disguise.

 

You may find yourself overwhelmed these days with the quantity of technical computer terms in ordinary news reports. After all, what with so many companies and governments getting hacked, online security is front-page news on a regular basis.

To help you keep abreast of the lingo, we’ve compiled a short glossary of some malware types that you may have read about lately. So if anyone says “What the heck is the difference between a Trojan and a virus?” at your next weekend BBQ, you’ll have an answer.

 

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The Airport Hack That Could Have Happened Anywhere

Planes were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin Airport due to a hack.

A hack caused planes to be grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport for 5 hours.

There was no shortage of major security stories last week, ranging from the Samsung vulnerability that affects some 600 million users to continuing coverage of the leak at the US Government’s Office of Personnel Management. That leak, by the way, now seems to have affected as many as 18 million people, including former, current and prospective federal government.

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Inside the Mind of a Famous Hacker

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When he was just 15 years old, Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce managed to shut down several major websites including CNN, Dell, Amazon, Yahoo!, eBay, and E-Trade with a series of denial of service attacks. Now, more than a decade later, he talks about how the hacker culture has changed and what users can do to protect themselves.
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Is Your PC a Zombie?

Is Your PC a Zombie

Millions of spam messages are sent each day. Hundreds and thousands of computers take part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against a single Website. The scary part is the fact that your computer may be doing all these things without your knowing anything about it. Your computer may be a zombie and operating as part of a botnet.
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