After completing this video, the learner will understand the concept of malware management including antivirus, antispyware, pop-up blockers and spam filtering.
- [Voiceover] Malware is one of the gravest threats…to the security of computers and mobile devices.…Malware is short for Malicious Software…and consists of software designed for the sole purpose…of disrupting the confidentiality, integrity,…and availability of information and systems.…There are many different kinds of malware…and I discussed them extensively in the Security+:…Threats and Vulnerabilities course.…As a brief review let's talk about four types of malware:…viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and spyware.…
Viruses are malicious code objects…that spread from system to system after some human action.…They might be transported on removable media…or spread via e-mail attachments, for example.…They carry a malicious payload…that carries out the virus authors intent…such as stealing data or joining a system to a botnet.…Worms carry a payload similar to those carried by viruses…but have one important distinction,…they spread on their own power and don't require user action…to move from system to system.…
Instead, they scan networks…
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