Dec. 2014 Security Awareness Newsletter: What is Anti-Virus?

The IT Services Department wishes everyone a happy and safe New Year.

Anti-virus is a security program you install on your computer or mobile device to protect it from getting infected by malware. The term “malware” is a catch-all phrase for ,any type of malicious software, such as viruses, worms Trojans and spyware. In fact, the term malware comes from combining the words malicious and software. If your computer has become infected by malware, a cyber attacker can capture all of your keystrokes, steal your documents or use your computer to attack others. Contrary to what some people believe, any operating system, including Mac OS X and .Linux, can be infected.

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