Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Dec 2006 20:35 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Privacy, Security, Encryption "All too often people talk about the disadvantages of the Windows operating system: it has too many security flaws, it is not properly patched, it is not security oriented… Until the much talked about Vista system finally reaches our computers, there will still be plenty of time to protest. However, with the new malware dynamic, the idea that malware is restricted to specific operating systems is becoming anachronistic. It no longer matters whether the victim is a home-user or a company employee. It is now irrelevant whether the system administrator is just someone who lives round the corner or a highly qualified IT manager."
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Malware?
by Earl Colby pottinger on Fri 15th Dec 2006 22:30 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

Using Dictionary.com:

American Heritage Dictionary
mal·ware
n. Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorized parties over the Internet.

Webster's New Millennium™
Definition: software, such as viruses, intended to damage or disable a computer system; short for malicious software; also written [mal-ware]

The American Heritage Science Dictionary
Software that is written and distributed for malicious purposes, such as impairing or destroying computer systems. Computer viruses are malware.



Also using Answers.com:
Has a long list from TechWeb TechEncyclopedia, Hacker Slang, and Wikipedia - and they all show the same common element in their definitions - CODE! RUNNING CODE!

The article has nothing to do with malware.

Edited 2006-12-15 22:35

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