Malware City

The term “malware” stands for malicious software, and usually defines a broad range of intrusive, hostile software applications. Although there are multiple pieces of software that can harm your computer because they are poorly written or allow easy access to the users’ systems, the term only covers software that has been deliberately designed to disrupt the normal computing activity . Therefore, buggy applications are not malware, since their security faults have not been implemented on purpose.
Malware is an umbrella-term that covers a broad range of harmful (or potentially harmful) software applications, such as viruses, worms, backdoors, Trojans, keyloggers, password stealers, script viruses, rootkits, macro viruses, spyware or even adware. While in the IT industry’s early days threats were labelled as either viruses or Trojan horses, the rapid escalation of technology called for a general term to cover all the above-mentioned threats.
Just like biological viruses can not exist, multiply and spread in the absence of an animal host, computer viruses are closely tied to electronic computing systems. Historians are still debating on the actual birth date of the first computer virus, and many of them would dare to place the first malware applications in the mid-1970 timeframe . However, theoretical approaches to self-reproducing mathematical automata are estimated to have started in early 1950s.

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