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With all of the variations in cyber crimes, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the non-technical person to distinguish between what is or isn’t considered malware.

Malware is short for ‘malicious software’ that are designed to damage or do unwanted actions on a computer system.  Broken down, the ‘mal’ is a Spanish prefix that means ‘bad’ + -ware, which is extracted from ‘software’, so it can be easily remembered as ‘badware’. 

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