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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.