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The PayPal Official Insider Guide to Internet Security: Spot scams and protect your online business by Michelle Savage

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4. Taking Care of Malware

One of the biggest safety misconceptions among consumers and online merchants is that their computer software assures effective Internet security; however, malware is a persistent problem for all concerned.

In this chapter, we’ll explain the ways consumers’ and merchants’ computers are at risk of becoming infected by malware, including so-called viruses, worms, Trojans, zombies, spyware, and more.

We’ll also identify unique malware security challenges and solutions for online merchants to help protect their computers, networks, and customer data.

What Is Malware?

Even though obvious effects of successful malware attacks on businesses—including gross fraud incidents and major data breaches—have become common, online merchants ...

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