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Terms related to malware, including definitions about viruses and Trojans and other words and phrases about malicious software.

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  • Shamoon - Shamoon, also called W32.
  • side-channel attack - A side-channel attack is a security exploit that aims to gather information from or influence the program execution of a system by measuring or exploiting indirect effects of the system or its hardware -- rather than targeting the program or its code directly.
  • spear phishing - Spear phishing is an email spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to sensitive information.
  • spoof - Spoof was a game involving trickery and nonsense that was invented by an English comedian, Arthur Roberts, prior to 1884, when it is recorded as having been "revived.
  • spyware - Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.
  • stealth virus - In computer security, a stealth virus is a computer virus that uses various mechanisms to avoid detection by antivirus software.
  • Stegano - Stegano is a malware toolkit that allows users to hide malicious code in images.
  • Stuxnet - The Stuxnet worm is a rootkit exploit that targets supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
  • targeted attack - A targeted attack is one that seeks to breach the security measures of a specific individual or organization.
  • TDL-4 (TDSS or Alureon) - TDL-4 is sophisticated malware that facilitates the creation and maintenance of a botnet.
  • threat modeling - Threat modeling is a procedure for optimizing network security by identifying objectives and vulnerabilities, and then defining countermeasures to prevent, or mitigate the effects of, threats to the system.
  • Tilded platform - The Tilded platform is a malicious software communicator specifically designed as a vessel for transmitting malware undetected.
  • Top 10 Spyware Threats - Visit our spyware feature page to learn more about this problem and how SMBs can beat it.
  • Trojan horse (computing) - In computing, a Trojan horse is a program downloaded and installed on a computer that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious.
  • unified threat management (UTM) - Unified threat management (UTM) describes an information security (infosec) system that provides a single point of protection against threats, including viruses, worms, spyware and other malware, and network attacks.
  • USB Killer - USB Killer is a device that connects to USB drives and delivers a surge which can damage or destroy unprotected hardware.
  • virus (computer virus) - A computer virus is malicious code that replicates by copying itself to another program, computer boot sector or document and changes how a computer works.
  • virus hoax - A virus hoax is a false warning about a computer virus.
  • WannaCry ransomware - The WannaCry ransomware is a worm that spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.
  • watering hole attack - A watering hole attack is a security exploit in which the attacker seeks to compromise a specific group of end users by infecting websites that members of the group are known to visit.
  • zero-day exploit - A zero-day exploit is one that takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes generally known.
  • Zeus Trojan (Zbot) - Zeus, also known as Zbot, is a malware toolkit that allows a cybercriminal to build his own Trojan Horse.
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