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MalWare Monday

In Malware-Monday we will be discussing about malwares. Malwares are the biggest threat as of now that the world is facing from the darkest world of cyber space.

Malware is the abbreviation of Malicious Software. Malicious software are software that are intended to abrupt the process of computer or mobile systems. Abruption the process technically means that malwares enter the system, escalate their permissions and shortly starts to gather sensitive information from system and use those sensitive information for the purpose that they are designed for.

Malware are piece of code that are coded by intellectual programmer .A Programmer can easily meld the malware according to the purpose that they want to accomplish within the system.

So let’s look into various categories of malwares.
They are as mentioned below:-

  • Viruses
  • Trojan horses
  • Rootkits
  • Adware
  • Worm
  • Key-loggers
  • Backdoors
  • Rogue Security software
  • Ransom-ware
  • Browser Hijackers

            It is a computer program that are usually hidden behind a legitimate program and starts to generate its own copies on execution. These malicious program are developed for malicious intent.
Trojan Horse:-
            Trojan horse are malicious programs that represents itself as genuine computer program and persuades the user to install it in the system. On installation, Trojan horse generates a backdoor in the victim system , through the attacker can have remote access.
            Rootkits are the type of malware that are capable of camouflaging itself once it is in the victim system by making certain changes in the operating system in the victim's system.
            This malware displays various advertisements in your computer and are considered as malware that is least dangerous.
            It is a type of malware that self-replicates itself and are intended to destroy the system files. The self-replicating property of worms makes it capable of eating the memory spaces and making the host slow.
Key loggers:-
            This type of malware records the key logs of the host system and sends it to the attacker in remote location. As a result the key loggers makes it possible for the attacker to get sensitive information like username and password from the host system.
            This type of malware helps the attacker to bypass the conventional authentication protocols of a computer system.
Rogue security software:-
            This type of malware can be mentioned as the wolf in sheep's skin .It misleads the user by pretending itself as software that removes malware but the truth is that it itself is a malware.
            This type of malware proves to be expensive for the user as it decrypts all the files in the host system and in return demands money in the form of bitcoin for the encryption keys.
Browser Hijacker:-
            This kind of malware usually affects the browser of the host system and makes the user to view the search results that the attacker intend to show.

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