Identifying Malicious Code

Malicious code (malcode), or malicious software (malware), is any code or software that can be described as being harmful or destructive to computers, networks, or the computing environment as a whole. Some of the common malicious code types include viruses, worms, logic bombs, and Trojan horses.

imageEXAM TIP The SSCP Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) uses the term “malicious code” and gives examples of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and logic bombs. The CIB also uses the term “malware” and gives examples of spyware, scareware, and ransomware. In general, malicious code and malicious software are referred to as malware ...

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