Threats To A Computer System

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  • Threats To A Computer System
  • Rootkit
    • A set of software tools that allows an unauthorized person gain control over the device without being detected.
  • Botnet
    • A network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owner's knowledge.
  • Virus
    • A piece of code which is capable of duplicating itself which can corrupt the system or destroy data.
  • Adware
    • Software that automatically displays or downloads ads and pop-ups when the user is online.
  • Spyware
    • Enables a user to obtain important information about another user's computer's activities by transmitting data from their HARDRIVE or USB.
  • Worm
    • Replicates itself and spreads to other computers.
  • Bot
    • A robot on a device, which is also a web crawler or web spider, a computer program that automatically does tasks.
  • Ransomware
    • A malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money gets paid.


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