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Malicious Software

Malicious code or software is not at all a new term in the present era. Antivirus companies are trying hard to make the Internet safe and free from malware, but still the tight bond between flaws and features comes in between. The pre-installed utilities in BackTrack Machine (i.e., msfpayload and msfencode) can make you insecure about the safety of the Internet by simply showing you a simple PDF file with malicious intent.

Malware & cyber espionage, ongoing attacks on sensitive information

Malware once were used primarily to destroy the victim's PC, but the scenario has completely changed today.

While surviving the need of wanting to harm with malicious software, for example in the development of cyber weapons, the current trend is to develop agents that serve primarily to the function of spying.

Japan institutions victim of cyber espionage, is it cyber warfare?

Malware... It’s all about you...

Article published on The Malta Indipendent

by Ron Kelson - Vice Chair ICT Gozo Malta Project, Pierluigi Paganini – Director and CISO of Bit4ID, Italy and Benjamin Gittins - CTO Synaptic Laboratories Ltd.

The military strategist Carl von Clausewitz stated:

“All war presupposes human weakness and seeks to exploit it.”

Malicious software (malware) is software that is explicitly designed to exploit vulnerabilities in computing devices and human users to the malicious advantage of the malware author or malware user. Malware comes in many forms, including computer viruses, worms, trojan, spyware, ransom-ware, ad-ware, root kits, and so on.