What is malware and how dangerous is it?

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Malware is a contraction of ‘malicious software’ and is an all-encompassing term for any program designed specifically to attack, damage or compromise a system in some way.

The main malware categories include Trojans, viruses, worms, and ransomware. There are malware examples targeting all of the major operating systems including those from Apple, Android, and Windows – even Linux.

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