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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • talking Trojan - A talking Trojan is a Trojan horse program that mocks the user of an infected PC with a repeating audio message while it deletes the entire contents of a hard drive.
  • 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) - A unified threat management (UTM) system is a type of network hardware appliance, virtual appliance or cloud service that protects businesses from security threats in a simplified way by combining and integrating multiple security services and features.
  • 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.
  • virus-assembled battery - A virus-assembled battery is a self-contained, high-density electrical energy source created by a process in which biological viruses assemble inorganic molecules into predetermined structures.
  • WannaCry ransomware - The WannaCry ransomware is a worm that spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.
  • 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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