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malware (malicious software)

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Malware is software that is harmful to users or their computing systems. Find out about the different kinds of malware and what they can do.

Malware: Glossary

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This is a glossary of terms related to malware.

malware testing

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Malware testing is the practice of subjecting malicious programs to software testing tools and procedures designed to assess the viability of ...

Regin malware

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Regin is a complex strain of back-door Trojan malware that uses a multi-staged, modular approach to infect its targets for the purpose of monitoring ...

POS malware (point-of-sale malware)

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Point-of-sale malware (POS malware) is malicious software expressly written to steal customer payment data -- especially credit card data -- from ...

memory-scraping malware

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Memory-scraping malware is a type of malware that helps hackers to find personal data. It examines memory to search for sensitive data that is not ...

antimalware (anti-malware)

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Antimalware (anti-malware) is a type of software program designed to prevent, detect and remove malicious software (malware) on IT systems, as well ...

fileless infection (fileless malware)

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Fileless malware is written directly to RAM rather than being installed and existing in a device's hard disc storage. Because the malware doesn't ...

pre-installed malware

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Pre-installed malware is malicious software that is put on a machine before it is delivered to the user. New devices are usually assumed to be ...

metamorphic and polymorphic malware

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Metamorphic and polymorphic malware are two categories of malicious programs that have the ability to change their code as they propagate.

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  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

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  • buffer underflow

    Buffer underflow, also known as buffer underrun or buffer underwrite, is a threat to data that typically occurs when the ...

  • digital signature

    A digital signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital...

  • denial-of-service attack

    A denial-of-service attack is a security event that occurs when an attacker prevents legitimate users from accessing specific ...

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  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

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  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is storage for noncritical data that does not need to be frequently accessed.

  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage is a provider of enterprise data flash storage solutions designed to substitute for electromechanical disk arrays.

  • yobibyte (YiB)

    A yobibyte (YiB) is a unit of measure used to describe data capacity as part of the binary system of measuring computing and ...

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