Viruses, Trojans, and worms...: The basics on malware

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Viruses, Trojans, and worms...: The basics on malware

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Viruses, Trojans, and worms, oh my: The basics on malware
Mobile malware may be trendy, but PC malware is still the big problem.
by Jon Brodkin - Feb 1 2013, 6:00am PST

Some say we're living in a "post-PC" world, but malware on PCs is still a major problem for home computer users and businesses.

The examples are everywhere: In November, we reported that malware was used to steal information about one of Japan's newest rockets and upload it to computers controlled by hackers. Critical systems at two US power plants were recently found infected with malware spread by USB drives. Malware known as "Dexter" stole credit card data from point-of-sale terminals at businesses. And espionage-motivated computer threats are getting more sophisticated and versatile all the time.

In this second installment in the Ars Guide to Online Security, we'll cover the basics for those who may not be familiar with the different types of malware that can affect computers. Malware comes in a variety of types, including viruses, worms, and Trojans.

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Stick with Windows and hope that MS updates and your antivirus software can keep up with the 10000 to 20000 new exploits created every year, or switch to linux and take comfort in the fact that your basic updates will more than keep up with the hundreds of exploits written for it each year.
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