Definition

  • Backdoor programs are applications that open computers to access by remote systems. These programs typically respond to specially-built client programs but can be designed to respond to legitimate messaging applications.
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  • A blacklist is a list of items in a set that are not accepted. This list is exclusionary, confirming that the item being analyzed is not acceptable. It is the opposite of a whitelist which confirms that items are acceptable.
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  • Blended threats are bundles of malicious programs that combine the functionality of different types of malware, including Trojans, worms and backdoors.
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  • Boot sector viruses infect the boot sector or the partition table of a disk. Systems are typically infected by these viruses when started with infected floppy disks.
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  • A bot is a remotely controlled Trojan which infects Internet-connected PCs and is remotely controlled by an attacker typically via private IRC channels.
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  • A botnet (short for bot network) is a network of hijacked zombie computers controlled remotely by a hacker. The hacker uses the network to send spam and launch Denial of Service attacks, and may rent the network out to other cybercriminals.
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  • Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) are companion applications for Microsoft Internet Explorer. They usually come in the form of toolbars, search helpers, and monitoring applications.
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