Malware vs Exploits: What’s the Difference?

9 min Source: YouTube

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Malware is malicious software designed to damage, disrupt or gain access to an online system.

Summary

Malware is malicious software designed to damage, disrupt and gain illegal access to your system. Malware can refer to different types of harmful software—which can include adware, bots, bugs, spyware, Trojans, viruses and worms. Malware can come in the form of executables which carry their self-contained code intended to compromise a system; in the form of code; and may be contained inside another application, message or email.  As soon as a company such as Microsoft detects a vulnerability, a patch is prepared, and an upgrade is sent out. Hence, it is important to remember to install any updates on your devices.