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Malware in Information Security by Jared Dukes on 28/11/11

Malware is directly related to Information Security, and can have a negative impact on both businesses and in household computer uses. Malware includes but is not limited to computer viruses, cookies, Trojan horses, worms, adware, and spyware. Malware is the combination of the words malicious and software together to make the word Malware. All of these effect a computer differently, and it depends on what platform it attacks: Windows or a Mac computer to determine the outcome. Malware is something that hackers or other malware writers or attackers use to shut down or infect computer systems or individual computers. No matter how the malware was spread by the individuals, this is a major problem in the Information Security industry and there really hasnít been a great way to stop these attacks so far.

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