• A variant refers to a new version of malware based on existing malware with modifications. Today’s cybercriminals continually modify malware in order to improve or get as much mileage as possible from it. Variants help researchers differentiate vers
  • A virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without a user’s permission or knowledge.
  • Vishing refers to phishing attacks that involve the use of voice calls, using either conventional phone systems or Voice over Internet Procotol (VoIP) systems.
  • A vulnerability or a bug is a weakness in a system or device that can be exploited to allow unauthorized access, elevation of privileges or denial of service. A tool used to attack a vulnerability is called an exploit.