Malware? Virus? Phishing?
When discussing the various types of infection common to computers, terms like malware, virus, trojan, and others are commonly used, often interchangeably.
While all of these programs are intended to cause some sort of harm to the end user, they all work in various ways and to varying degrees of success.
However, all it takes is a simple mistake, one click on a fraudulent link in an email, to expose and infect your machine or even your entire network to chaos and havoc by any one of these programs.
For a thorough breakdown of the differences between certain types of malware and their various functions and intended purposes, check out this article
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