Malware is software designed to infiltrate and damage a computer system without the owner's knowledge.
Destroy files on a hard disk Corrupt the file system by writing junk data To let viruses into the system unchecked Send e-mail spam or ping a server
Spyware is software that has been designed to monitor users' web browsing and/or display unwanted advertisements. What is Spyware? Gathering information about computer users Showing them pop-up ads Altering web browser behaviour Install a key logger
Someone who breaks into a system and causes mayhem.
What can a hacker do? Change all the account numbers and names just for the fun of it Stealing money from a bank electronically Playing around with traffic lights Make you get in trouble for things you didn’t do
Steps you could take to safeguard your digital life include: