Network Threats

Virus

a piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

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Botnet

A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform distributed denial-of-service attack, steal data, send spam, and allows the attacker to access the device and its connection. The owner can control the botnet using command and control software. The word "botnet" is a combination of the words "robot" and "network". The term is usually used with a negative or malicious connotation.

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Bot

A bot (short for "robot") is an automated program that runs over the Internet. Some bots run automatically, while others only execute commands when they receive specific input. There are many different types of bots, but some common examples include web crawlers, chat room bots, and malicious bots.

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Adware

software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups when a user is online.

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