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Zombie


A personal computer that has been manipulated in such a way to respond to remote orders of a malicious hacker, known as the remote attacker. On command the PC will perform such actions as massive and [..]
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Viruses


Code written with the express intention of replicating itself. A virus attempts to spread from computer to computer by infecting another file, typically an executable program. Besides spreading, virus [..]
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Trojans


A computer program that contains hidden functions that exploit the user's privileges with a resulting security threat. It can allow intruders easy access to the computer without the user's k [..]
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Spam


Unsolicited commercial e-mail. Also known as junk e-mail.
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Social engineering


Tricks performed by malicious users offline to gain access to secure systems, for example impersonating a technical support agent.
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Rogue program


Any program intended to damage programs or data; encompasses malicious Trojan Horses.
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Phishing


An attempt at identity theft in which criminals lead users to a counterfeit website in the hope that they will disclose private information such as user names or passwords.
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Network Worm


A program or command file that uses a computer network as a means for adversely affecting a system's integrity, reliability or availability. A network worm may attack from one system to another b [..]
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IP spoofing


An attack whereby a system, by using its IP network address, attempts to illicitly impersonate another system.
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IP address


Internet Protocol Address (or Number) – a unique address location to identify the computer in use online at a specific moment in time. Usually looks something like 165.111.245.2
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