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GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Ric Messier

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Malware
In this chapter, you will learn:
•  The different types of malware
•  About malware analysis
•  Anti-virus techniques
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Malicious software, commonly called malware, has been around for decades now. Given the more harmful types of malware we see today, one might look back with a certain nostalgic fondness at the kinds of malware that were prevalent even a dozen years ago. But whether the behavior of this early malware was truly malicious is debatable. A piece of software whose only purpose is to spread from system to system may not be a ...

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