"Feb OUCH – What Is Malware"

Today we released the February edition of OUCH!, the free, monthly security awareness newsletter. Led by Malware expert and SANS instructor Lenny Zeltser, we explain what Malware is, who is creating it, and how to protect yourself. In addition, we just added Indonesian to this release. OUCH! is now translated into 23 languages. We had several goals with this release.The first was to explain what Malware is. We the security community like to use technical terms such as Trojan, Rootkit, Virus, or Worm, each with its own unique (and confusing) definition. These terms no longer matter. Malware is simply software that often combines …

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