Security Glossary

A glossary of definitions dealing with security on electronic devices. This includes related terms and phrases for Internet and AntiVirus security on computers, smartphones and tablets. Other definitions may apply in different circumstances but are not included.

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Malware

A generic term used to describe malicious software such as viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, and malicious active content.

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