Malware is a portmanteau, a combination of the words – ""malicious"" and ""software."" It's malicious software that is designed to cause harm to a system. It could be simply deleting data or, even more perniciously, hiding like a spy in the system, monitoring our activities. It can capture your keystrokes and send them to the person, the hacker, who planted the malware in our system. This means that if we are entering a password somewhere, let's say in our online bank account, that person controlling the malware also gets to know it. Almost everything is visible to the hacker: our data, confidential files, photographs… almost everything.
Sounds scary, right? It is, but that doesn't mean we're helpless.
In this track, we'll go through some of the different types of malware and what you can do to protect yourself against them.