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1 Mar 2012

Malware awareness materials released

Malware has been around since the Creeper virus of the early 1970’s and the Morris Worm of 1988.  Journalists refer to all types of malware (malicious software) as “viruses” but we prefer to distinguish actual viruses from worms, Trojans, spyware and other privacy-compromising software, logic bombs, ransomware, backdoors and trapdoors, rootkits and exploit kits.  For those not already familiar with malware, that’s a bewildering list of nasties: through this month’s NoticeBored awareness materials (including a 5-page hyperlinked glossary), we patiently explain the nature of the malware threat and encourage employees to help the organization by reducing malware vulnerabilities.

Gary (Gary@isect.com)

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