Malware

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    June 15, 2018, 09:00 AREA41 Security Conference

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Malicious software, commonly known as malware, is any software that brings harm to a computer system. It can be in the form of worms, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits, etc., which steal protected data, delete documents or add software not approved by a user.

It is software designed to cause harm to a computer and user. Some forms “spy” on user Internet traffic. Examples include spyware and adware. Spyware monitors a user’s location and if enabled, it can capture sensitive information, e.g., credit card numbers, promoting identity theft. Adware also acquires user information, which is shared with advertisers and then integrated with unwanted, triggered pop-up ads.

Worms and viruses behave differently, as they can quickly proliferate and undermine an entire computer system. They also may perform unsavory activities from a user’s computer without the user’s knowledge. In the wake of a virus or worm, a computer system can experience significant damage.

Anti-malware should determine if there are threats by scanning a computer and removing them, if found. Prevention is better than corrective action after infection. Although anti-virus programs should be continually enabled and updated, certain types of threats, like spyware, often make their way into a computer system.

At all times, a firewall should be in place for additional security. Multiple, compatible protective sources are encouraged as additional insurance against malware.

    Zürich, Switzerland

    June 15, 2018 To June 16, 2018

    9:00 am To 6:00 pm

    AREA41 is a technical IT security conference organized by DEFCON Switzerland, with a focus on strengthening the security community and foster the exchange among professionals with a technical mindset. The next AREA41 IT security conference will be held from 15.-16. June 2018 in Zürich (Switzerland). Read more…