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Malicious programming code

Q1: What is malicious code? What are some of the ways that IS managers can protect their computers against this threat? Do you have any experience with malicious code in your place of business or home computer?

Q2: What are the four primary methods by which malicious code can enter a desktop computer? Provide an example of each method. What type of response to malicious code might you recommend? Explain.

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Q1: What is malicious code? Malicious code is a software program, or even PART of a software program, that has evil intent from the code programmer. By evil intent, these code strings or programs are intended to cause harm to the recipient's computer system, or to divulge information back to the code originator for harmful purposes. As I mentioned, this bad code can even be inserted into a legitimate software program.

What are some of the ways that IS managers can protect their computers against this threat?
Firewalls and virus protection software programs, preferably the ones that update ...

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What is malicious code, how does it get into your computer, and how to prevent it.

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