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People's computers are not getting more secure. They're getting more infected with viruses. They're getting more under the control of malware.
Avi Rubin

Meaning of "malware" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MALWARE

From mal(icious) + (soft)ware.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MALWARE

malware  [ˈmælwɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MALWARE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Malware is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MALWARE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

malware

Malware

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. 'Malware' is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. As of 2011 the majority of active malware threats were worms or trojans rather than viruses. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, as in the legal codes of several U.S. states. Malware is often disguised as, or embedded in, non-malicious files. Spyware or other malware is sometimes found embedded in programs supplied officially by companies, e.g., downloadable from websites, that appear useful or attractive, but may have, for example, additional hidden tracking functionality that gathers marketing statistics.

Definition of malware in the English dictionary

The definition of malware in the dictionary is a computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MALWARE


anywhere
ˈɛnɪˌwɛə
aware
əˈwɛə
beware
bɪˈwɛə
Delaware
ˈdɛləˌwɛə
elsewhere
ˌɛlsˈwɛə
enamelware
ɪˈnæməlwɛə
everywhere
ˈɛvrɪˌwɛə
firmware
ˈfɜːmˌwɛə
footwear
ˈfʊtˌwɛə
foursquare
ˌfɔːˈskwɛə
hardware
ˈhɑːdˌwɛə
outerwear
ˈaʊtəwɛə
software
ˈsɒftˌwɛə
somewhere
ˈsʌmˌwɛə
square
skwɛə
swimwear
ˈswɪmˌwɛə
underwear
ˈʌndəˌwɛə
ware
wɛə
wear
wɛə
where
wɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MALWARE

maltodextrin
maltol
maltose
maltreat
maltreater
maltreatment
maltster
maltworm
malty
Maluku
malus
malvaceous
Malvasia
Malvasian
Malvern
malversation
Malvinas
malvoisie
malwa
mam

WORDS THAT END LIKE MALWARE

adware
bakeware
barware
cookware
dinnerware
flatware
glassware
homeware
kitchenware
metalware
middleware
shareware
silverware
spyware
steelware
tableware
trialware
Tupperware
unaware
well-aware

Synonyms and antonyms of malware in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «malware» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MALWARE

Find out the translation of malware to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of malware from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «malware» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恶意软件
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el malware
570 millions of speakers

English

malware
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मैलवेयर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البرمجيات الخبيثة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вредоносные программы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

malwares
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ম্যালওয়্যার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

les logiciels malveillants
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Malware
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Malware
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マルウェア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

악성 코드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Malware
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần mềm độc hại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீம்பொருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मालवेयर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kötü amaçlı yazılım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il malware
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

malware
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шкідливі програми
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

malware
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

malware
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

malware
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

malware
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

malware
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of malware

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MALWARE»

The term «malware» is very widely used and occupies the 1.326 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MALWARE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «malware» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «malware» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about malware

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9 QUOTES WITH «MALWARE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word malware.
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Barton Gellman
One common puzzle for the security-minded is how to work with confidential data on the road. Sometimes you can't bring your laptop, or don't want to. But working on somebody else's machine exposes you to malware and leaves behind all kinds of electronic trails.
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Mikko Hypponen
Nuclear scientists lost their innocence when we used the atom bomb for the very first time. So we could argue computer scientists lost their innocence in 2009 when we started using malware as an offensive attack weapon.
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Mikko Hypponen
Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame are not normal, everyday malware, of course. All three of them were most likely developed by a Western intelligence agency as part of covert operations that weren't meant to be discovered. The fact that the malware evaded detection proves how well the attackers did their job.
4
Mikko Hypponen
The truth is, consumer-grade antivirus products can't protect against targeted malware created by well-resourced nation-states with bulging budgets. They can protect you against run-of-the-mill malware: banking trojans, keystroke loggers and e-mail worms. But targeted attacks like these go to great lengths to avoid antivirus products on purpose.
5
Mikko Hypponen
Defending against military-strength malware is a real challenge for the computer security industry. Furthermore, the security industry is not global. It is highly focused in just a handful of countries. The rest of the countries rely on foreign security labs to provide their everyday digital security for them.
6
Mikko Hypponen
It's been a bit sad to see that out of Linux distributions, it was Android - the most successful mobile Linux distribution - that has really introduced the malware problem to the Linux world.
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Sundar Pichai
Obviously, you will always see more malware targeting Android because Android is used more than any smartphone platform by a pretty substantial difference.
8
Avi Rubin
People's computers are not getting more secure. They're getting more infected with viruses. They're getting more under the control of malware.
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Richard Stallman
Proprietary software tends to have malicious features. The point is with a proprietary program, when the users don't have the source code, we can never tell. So you must consider every proprietary program as potential malware.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MALWARE»

Discover the use of malware in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to malware and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Malware: Fighting Malicious Code
Describes various types of malware, including viruses, worms, user-level RootKits, and kernel-level manipulation, their haracteristics and attack method, and how to defend against an attack.
Ed Skoudis, 2004
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Practical Malware Analysis
The book goes on to examine how to overcome the evasive techniques?stealth, code obfuscation, encryption, file packing, and others?that malware author.
Andrew Honig, 2012
3
Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for ...
Security professionals will find plenty of solutions in this book to the problems posed by viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, rootkits, adware, and other invasive software.
Michael Ligh, Steven Adair, Blake Hartstein, 2010
4
Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense
This first book on the growing threat covers a wide range of malware targeting operating systems like Symbian and new devices like the iPhone.
Ken Dunham, 2008
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Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code
Conversely, Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code emphasizes the practical "how-to" aspect of malicious code investigation, giving deep coverage on the tools and techniques of conducting runtime behavioral malware ...
Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina, 2008
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Malware Detection
Many malicious attacks on critical infrastructures are achieved by malicious code or malware, such as viruses and worms. This book captures the research in the area of malicious code detection, prevention and mitigation.
Mihai Christodorescu, Somesh Jha, Douglas Maughan, 2007
7
Computer Viruses and Malware
Computer Viruses and Malware is designed for a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for advanced-level students in computer science.
John Aycock, 2006
8
Malware, Rootkits & Botnets A Beginner's Guide
Provides information on how to identify, defend, and remove malware, rootkits, and botnets from computer networks.
Christopher Elisan, 2012
9
AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise
This new book uniquely combines the knowledge of these two groups of experts.
David Harley, 2011
10
Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems: Digital ...
Addresses the legal concerns often encountered on-site --
Cameron H. Malin, James M. Aquilina, Eoghan Casey, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MALWARE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term malware is used in the context of the following news items.
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Free Hacking Team malware checker released | ZDNet
Hacking Team is a secretive Milan-based firm which specializes in the sale of surveillance tools, malware and exploits to governments, law ... «ZDNet, Jul 15»
2
MalwareBytes blocks some torrent sites, citing malware and fraud …
According to TorrentFreak, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware has tagged Isohunt.to and LimeTorrents.cc as malicious, along with several other ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
3
Gazette opinion: Tentacles of malware conspiracy reach everywhere …
It was a big business producing and sharing malware for hackers who don't speak Chinese or Russian. Only one of the suspects arrested is ... «Billings Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Free Tool Looks for HackingTeam Malware | Threatpost | The first …
UPDATE–Researchers at Rook Security have released a new tool that looks for HackingTeam malware on target systems, and also have ... «Threatpost, Jul 15»
5
Spam Email Declines, But New Malware Threats Rise - Investors.com
Phishing rates and email-based malware were also down in June. But cybercriminals appear to have moved to other means of malicious ... «Investor's Business Daily, Jul 15»
6
Boeing and disgraced malware firm Hacking Team planned flying …
An engineer at Boeing's Insitu subsidiary proposed that the disgraced malware company Hacking Team should add spyware-delivery tools to ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
7
Under Attack: Malware Roundup from Security Pros - EnterpriseTech
The weekend brought no respite for anxious chief security officers, CIOs, and other professionals involved in the never-ending quest to protect ... «EnterpriseTech, Jul 15»
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Latest PoS Malware Spreads Across North America | PYMNTS.com
A new breed of point-of-sale malware, known as GamaPoS, was discovered last week by security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend ... «PYMNTS.com, Jul 15»
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Advanced Malware Attacks: Techniques to CombatWebinar.
Without an iota of doubt one could say enterprises at large are fraught with the challenges of dealing with the multitude of common and advanced malware ... «BankInfoSecurity.com, Jul 15»
10
Hacking Team leak shows how malware can be snuck into Google …
Security experts from Trend Micro found that spyware from Hacking Team was released to Google Play, bypassing checks that are usually ... «ITProPortal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Malware [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/malware>. Aug 2019 ».
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