By: Kathryn Smith-Gish

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Malware- Any malicious software such as:

  • Viruses - copies itself and needs contact to spread
Ex. The Morris Worm- a worm that affected about 10% of all computers connected to the internet, causing them to come a halt.
  • Trojan Horses - Seems real, but actually allows access to someone else
Ex. Email sent to you claiming you won the lottery then opening and it attacking your computer.
  • Spyware - Secretly obtains personal information
Ex. Someone who goes in to your computer and can see what you are doing.

How to avoid Malware:
  • Use Anti-Virus software
  • Use firewalls
  • Use common sense