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Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorized parties over the internet.
(Computer Science) a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus
[C20: from mal(icious) + (soft)ware]
Software that is intended to damage computer systems.
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Attacks against well-known brands will become more common, as unsuspecting recipients receive malicious emails containing hostile code
. Therefore, companies need to start thinking about zero-day threats and how to secure their data.
Lateral SQL injection creates a means for hackers to access database data or inject hostile code
onto vulnerable systems.
An effective solution for many businesses is the firewall, which monitors and regulates traffic flow between public and private network environments to thwart attacks and prevent the entry of hostile code
The latest types of worms have been found in emails with hostile code
written in Visual Basic.