Netizen Security Awareness

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‘Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. These malicious programs can perform a variety of functions, including stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, altering or hijacking core computing functions and monitoring users’ computer activity without their permission.’


‘Adware is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while a program is running. The ads are delivered through pop-up windows or bars that appear on the program’s user interface. Adware is commonly created for computers, but may also be found on mobile devices.

The justification for adware is that it helps recover programming development costs for the software developer, and reduces or eliminates the cost for the user.’


‘Cyberfraud refers to any type of deliberate deception for unfair or unlawful gain that occurs online. The most common form is online credit card theft. Other common forms of monetary cyberfraud include nondelivery of paid products purchased through online auctions and nondelivery of merchandise or software bought online.’