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Definition of the noun malware
What does malware mean as a name of something?
- malicious software, designed to break into a system
- example: The Iranian nuclear program has just been attacked by malware.
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic terms: computer software / package / software / software package / software program / software system = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
Alternative definition of the noun malware
- [computing] Software which has been designed to operate in a malicious, undesirable manner.
Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. 'Malware' is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. The term badware is sometimes used, and applied to both true malware and unintentionally harmful software.
- also known as 恶意软件
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Malware
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The Basics of Cyber Safety (2016)
Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy by John Sammons, Michael Cross
Malware is a term that's short for malicious software and describes any type of code that's designed to compromise the...
by Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan, Ken Barker
Malware is a term used by security professionals to reference any software that is designed to infiltrate or damage computer systems without the owner's informed consent. “Informed” is the key word here. A user might consent by clicking an ...
The Audacity to Spy (2014)
How Government, Business, and Hackers Rob Us of Privacy by Catherine Nolan, Ashley M. Wilson, JD
Malware is an abbreviation for malicious software, or software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information or gain hostile access to computer systems. Malware is a general term used to refer to a variety of types of ...
Contemporary Business (2011)
by Louis E. Boone, David L. Kurtz
Malware is any malicious software program designed to infect computer systems. Examples include viruses, worms, botnets, Trojan horses, and spyware. Ethical issues affecting information systems include the proper use of the systems by ...
by David Whiteley
Malware is a serious issue for computer users and the authors/publishers of malware could presumably be prosecuted under the Computer Misuse Act, if caught...
against malware is the use of firewalls and antivirus software (see Chapter 9).
Networking Essentials (2012)
by Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew
Nowadays, malware is the term used to encompass all malicious programs intended to harm, disrupt, deny, or gain unauthorized access to a computing system. Malware is short for malicious software. Viruses and worms are considered a type ...
Cooperative Networking (2011)
by Mohammad S. Obaidat, Sudip Misra
Malware is the common term for code designed to exploit or damage a computer, server, or network. Malware include Virus, Worms, Trojan and Spyware. A computer virus is a computer program that can insert/copy itself into one or more files ...
CAiSE 2014 International Workshops, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-20, 2014, Proceedings by Lazaros Iliadis, Michael Papazoglou, Klaus Pohl
Introduction Malware is a kind of software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, or any other. To identify already ...
by John Walkenbach
Malware refers to something that can harm your system. Hackers have figured out several ways to manipulate Excel files so that harmful code can execute. Protected View essentially prevents these types of attacks by opening a file in a ...
by Paul J. Springer
Malware, short for “malicious software,” is a broad term that applies to any software designed to disrupt the function of a computer or network. It encompasses everything from state-sponsored cyber attacks to intrusive advertising on ...
by Pagani, Margherita
Administrative-level authority for users, who may install unapproved software, and so forth • Employees using unapproved IM and file-sharing at work (tunnel through firewalls and introduce Malware, e.g. Skype) Target: Operating Systems and ...
Urban Dictionary (2009)
Fularious Street Slang Defined by urbandictionary.com, Aaron Peckham
by Lawrence M. Salinger
Malware, also known as a “Trojan Horse,” is malicious software that is intended to plant a program on a computer, without the owner's knowledge, that will cause certain outcomes. For example, malware can attach itself to software such as ...
by Robert Slade
malware collective term ...
Consumer Survival (2013)
An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection by Wendy Reiboldt
vulnerability assessment, and daily website malware scanning. These offerings assist in data security as well as increasing trust among potential consumers. An additional means for consumers to gain trust in a website is to have the option to ...
Cybersecurity Lexicon (2016)
by Luis Ayala
For example, an innocent download made by the user can be injected with the malware executable on the fly so that the target system then is accessible to hackers. • spear phishing: A carefully crafted e-mail is sent to the target in order to ...
by Bernadette Schell, Clemens Martin
Malware (general term): Comes in many forms and can be any program or source code producing output that the computer owner does not need, want, or expect. For example, malware can be a remote access Trojan horse that can not only ...
by Taniar, David
application access control, client/servercommunications security, and anti- malware protection.
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- Malware Ahead
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- Malware detection
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- Android malware SMS
Example of Android malware that asks permission to sent SMS messages to numbers cybercriminals can profit from.
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- Windows malware message
User gets malware message during browsing on the 'net'. When clicking on repairing computer the malware is downloaded. The malware displays Windows errors on an Apple computer ;)
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- Android Battery app malware
Example of Android malware app. This battery app could be downloaded via the Play store. Upon installation it asks for permissions.
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Video language resources about Malware
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- Dynamic Malware Analysis D1P11 Malware Terminology
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- Malware Meaning
Video shows what malware means. Software which has been designed to operate in a malicious, undesirable manner.. Malware Meaning. How to pronounce ...
- Malware Sniper - Explanation
- Dyreza / Dyre Malware: High Level Description
Dyreza (also known as Dyre) is a piece of malware that has gotten attention because of reports that it has targeted Salesforce. Dyreza / Dyre belong to a class of ...
- 'Malware,' 'Wing Nut,' Now in Dictionary
Plus'Malware,' 'Wing Nut,' Now in Dictionary'Malware,' 'Wing Nut,' Now in DictionaryThe Associated PressBefore your next party, go ahead and consult the ...
- Remove Malware for Free(Detailed Description)
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Scrabble value of M3A1L1W4A1R1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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