Malware

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Malware is malicious software (script or code) designed to cause damage to a system, such as by deleting all files, or it can be designed to create a backdoor in the system to grant access to unauthorized individuals.

Characteristics:

  • Transparent
  • Designed to exploit an Os or software vulnerability
  • OS and device agnostic
  • Activates programmatically
  • Respond to commands
  • Often evades scanning

Polymorphic malware is malware that can change its code after each use, making each replicant different from a detection point of view.

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