Malware

One Downside Of Digital Communication!

What Is It?

Malware, short for malicious software, is software used or programmed by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.


How Can It Happen To Me?

Virus- Malware that copied itself from one computer to another.


  • This can come in many forms including email, but it needs contact in order to spread.


Trojan Horses- Malware that seems good, but then allows computer access to others.


  • This can happen by downloading music or something else through an insecure website.



Spyware- Malware that secretly obtains personal info.


  • This is a program that gets onto your computer through things such as an insecure website.



How Can I Avoid It?

Get these three things and you should be covered:

  • Antivirus Software
  • Firewall
  • Common Sense