Worms, Trojans and Malware: What Are All Those Security Words and What Do They Mean?

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Get descriptions of the more common types of things that infect computers and networks.

This article has a nicely done compilation of words that are used when the topic is computer security.
Easy and clear reading including definitions of these terms:

  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Rootkits
  • Virus
  • Trojans
  • Worms

The definitions are all drawn from Wikipedia - you could look them up yourself but this a nice presentation.

Definiton of Various Security Related Terms

A somewhat different list can be found in this earlier post:
Weekly Roundup June 11, 2010

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Rhiannon

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