malicious software clasification

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by flamerz, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. flamerz

    flamerz Registered Member

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    Is there a list explaining each type of malicious software?

    i found an entry in wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

    but i dont know if there is something else... explaining the latest forms of malware too: rootkits, keyloggers, crimeware..
     
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  3. BrandiCandi

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    Found this, too:
    http://support.kaspersky.com/614

    But keep in mind that not all malicious things fall into the category of "malicious software". You can be compromised if a bad guy brute-forces your password on some account, your browser cookies can be stolen when you unknowingly get redirected to a malicious website, etc. All of that can happen without any malicious software being installed on your machine. Here's a basic description of that kind of stuff:

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Different-Kinds-of-Computer-Attacks&id=7217047
    (I disagree with some of the conclusions in this article, but the definitions of the attacks are adequate)

    What's your motivation for finding a list?
     
  4. flamerz

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    i want to teach my students with easy words the diferend kind of infections.
     
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