What is zoo? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Network security glossary:

A zoo is a collection of viruses and worms that exist only in virus and anti-virus labs. Zoos are used to proactively study how malware programs are written and distributed.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms


  • email spoofing

    - Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. (SearchSecurity.com)

  • buffer overflow

    - A buffer overflow occurs when a program attempts to write more data to a fixed length block of memory, or buffer, than the buffer is allocated to hold. Buffer overflow exploits may enable remote ex... (SearchSecurity.com)

  • private key (secret key)

    - A private (secret) key is an encryption key whose value should never be made public. The term may refer to the private key of an asymmetric key pair or a key shared by parties who are using symmetr... (SearchSecurity.com)


  • Network security

    - Terms related to network security, including definitions about intrusion prevention and words and phrases about VPNs and firewalls.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About zooPowered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment



    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.