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mal·ware

 (măl′wâr′)
n.
Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorized parties over the internet.

malware

(ˈmælwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus
[C20: from mal(icious) + (soft)ware]

malware

Software that is intended to damage computer systems.
Translations

malware

[ˈmælwɛər] n (COMPUTING)malware m, logiciel m néfaste
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Attacks against well-known brands will become more common, as unsuspecting recipients receive malicious emails containing hostile code.
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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.
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In PC Computing's March 9, 1998, review of several Internet security products that protect against mobile code, it gave the Editor's Choice award to eSafe Protect, the antivandal and antivirus software from EliaShim, while a review by LANTimes says that the same product was all but useless in providing the lowest level of security against hostile code.
The result can be a Denial of Service (DoS) situation, data corruption or, in a severe case, hostile code can be executed on a vulnerable host.
That's bad enough in itself but a closer investigation of the issue by security experts revealed the bug could be used to inject hostile code into critical systems.
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The result can be a Denial of Service (DoS) situation, corruption of data, or even a situation where hostile code can be executed on a vulnerable host.
As a step in addressing this pressing issue Ortivus has chosen to implement SE46s proactive IT security solution as a component in their MobiMed and CoroNet systems, thereby giving their customers the benefits of a system immune to all hostile code.
Addition of internal barriers to uploading hostile code and unauthorized software;