Malware is any software that is developed for the purpose of doing harm to computers or via computers.
Malware can be classified in several ways, including on the basis of how it is spread, how it is executed and/or what it does. The main types of malware include worms, viruses, trojans, backdoors, spyware, rootkits and spam.
What's Recipient Activated Malware (RAM)?
Malware that is activated by the recipient:
Type 1: the malware is linked to a recipient via an email
Malware embedded in email proper,
Malware embedded as attachment, or
Malware embedded in web page with link in the email.
Malware on removable media obtained from a colleague.
Type 2: the malware is embedded in a web page that the user (recipient) visits either undirected or by direction other than email.
Internet 'Reality' Space-Time
Similar to ‘material’ reality (mechanical clocks, parametric)
arcs (edges) and nodes
RAM + space-time
Neglecting server infection , RAM only afflicts terminating arcs (edges) on the boundaries of the network.
Only degree one nodes impacted, network statistics effectively irrelevant