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    One of the issues that follow the spread of technology is malware (Malisious Software) which accurately explains what this class of software is designed to do; to perform malicious and disruptive actions. Malware is a term that covers viruses, works, trojans, and logic bombs as well as adware and spyware. The result vary from annoyances to malicious exploits. Software that fits in this category has evolved dramatically to now include the ability to steal passwords, personal information, identities to damaging hardware, as Stuxnet did. Malware is any type of software that performs actions without the consent or knowledge of the system owner. Malware today is designed to stay stealth and employs a myriad of features designed to thwart detection by the increasingly complex and accurate antimalware systems such as anti-virus software and anti-spyware.
    Viruses and worms are som of the oldest forms of malware in existence but what has changed is the power of technology, the creativity of the designers, and the effective distribution methods in use today.
    Also, some malware make use of keylogging in order to steal information such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, online gaming accounts and similar information.
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