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Malicious Code (Malware)

  • Code that attempts to bypass authorization safeguards and/or perform unauthorized functions

Types

Virus

  • Malicious, self-replicating program
  • Embeds itself into other code

Worm

  • Malicious stand-alone program
  • Often targets network resources

Trojan

  • Malicious program disguised as a benevolent resource

Logic Bomb

  • Malicious program set up to execute when a specific system event occurs

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