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Malware History Module Assignment

  1. Define “Virus”.
  2. Define “Worm”.
  3. Define “Trojan Horse”.
  4. Define “Spyware”.
  5. Define “Rootkit”.
  6. What was core wars? How does it relate to malware?
  7. What was the first “modem” virus? What did it do?
  8. Fred Cohen is important in the history of malware. Why?
  9. What was the first “important” virus for the PC? Tell me a little about it.
  10. What was Christmas.EXEC?

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Malware History Module Assignment
1. Define “Virus”.

A virus is piece of code that can copy and multiply itself harming and changing the normal
functioning of the computer. A virus has a very detrimental effect since it can destroy and
corrupt the data and system.
2. Define “Worm”.

This is a malware computer program that multiplies itself with the aim of spreading to other
computers. A worm uses a network to spread and cause harm to the system.
3. Define “Trojan Horse”.

This is a computer program that is designed to breach the security o...


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