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virus

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Program code written to replicate by attaching copies of itself to other objects within the system, and normally also having a detrimental effect. This may range from generation of...

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The insecure computer

in The Computer

December 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Computer Science; Computing. 4668 words.

‘The insecure computer’ outlines the main threats to computer security, and gives advice on how they can be countered. Malware is software that is introduced to a system illegally and which...

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Identifying patterns in informal sources of security information

Emilee Rader and Rick Wash.

in Journal of Cybersecurity

September 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: IT and Communications Law; Computer Science; Computer Security. 20810 words.

Computer users have access to computer security information from many different sources, but few people receive explicit computer security training. Despite this lack of formal education,...

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