Get Off My Machine!3:29 with Greg Stromire
Some attacks are considerably more aggressive, targeting your system and hiding from detection. Malware can be considered any program on your device with malicious intent. While infection does occur less frequently, even the passive varieties can lead to serious consequences.
- Malware -- Software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.
- Email Attachments -- Files that are sent in addition to the text body of an email. Can be used as delivery mechanisms for malware.
- RootKits -- Malware installed the system level to provide unauthorized access and control.
- Keylogger -- A type of malware that records keystrokes to potentially capture sensitive information.
- USB Drives -- Portable media devices that can be inserted into the USB ports of computers. Sometimes intentionally “dropped” so target will pick them up and insert them into a device, delivering a malware payload.
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