Threatsaurus

The current world of ICT is full of confusing names / definitions used when talking about computer and data security threats. We are going to aim to try and explain these in plain English to help everyone understand this complex world. We are aiming to include a new threat definition at least every month possibly reflecting current ICT news events.

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Virus

Viruses are malicious computer programs that can spread to other files.

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Trojan

Trojans are malicious programs that appear to be legitimate software but carry out hidden or harmful functions.

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Phishing emails

Phishing refers to tricking recipients of e-mails into sharing sensitive information with an unknown third party.

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