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Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling, 2nd Edition by Oriyano

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10

Malware

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS in the technology business that has grown considerably over the years is the issue of malware. Malware in all its forms has moved from being a simple annoyance to downright malicious. Software in this category has evolved to the point of being dangerous, as malware now can steal passwords, personal information, and plenty of other data from an unsuspecting user.

Malware is nothing new, even though the term may be. The problem has existed for years under different names such as viruses, worms, adware, scareware, and spyware. But is has become easier to spread because of the convenient distribution channel the Internet offers, as well as the increasingly clever social-engineering methods the creators ...

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