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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. As Microsoft puts it,

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Conficker: A 10-year Retrospective On A Legendary Worm

This November marked the 10-year anniversary of Conficker, a fast-spreading worm targeting Microsoft systems that went on to claim one of the highest levels of infection in history. Millions of


Worm Burrows Into Storage Servers Via Shellshock Flaw

System administrators who have not patched their storage servers for the Shellshock flaw may have given online attackers a backdoor into their network.Attackers are targeting a popular brand of network-attached