EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Digital Technology software intended to damage a computer, mobile device, computer system, or computer network, or to take partial control over its operation: tips on finding and removing viruses, spyware, and other malware.
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Examples from the Web for malware Contemporary Examples of malware
These attacks had distinct similarities with the
malware used against Sony.
Perhaps the most interesting and indeed relevant of this is the C2 (or Command and Control) addresses found in the
Increasingly, criminals actually lease their
malware from a group that guarantees their malware against detection.
These addresses were used by whoever carried out the attack to control the
malware and can be found in the malware code itself.
Furthermore, checking online IP reputation services reveals that they have been used by
malware operators in the past. British Dictionary definitions for malware noun a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus Word Origin for malware
mal ( icious) + ( soft) ware
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Word Origin and History for malware
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Software that is written and distributed for malicious purposes, such as impairing or destroying computer systems. Computer viruses are malware.
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