The history of malware

This month, our friends from TopTenReviews are sharing with us their findings on the histroy of malware and how it has evolved over the years.

Malware is the collective term for viruses, Trojan horses and other malicious software that can infect your computer. Over the years, these harmful items have evolved and can affect smartphones and tablets as well. It is worth exploring the history of malware to see how it has changed over time.


History of Malware

Malware, AKA malicious software, is software used or programmed to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware is a general term which refers to viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, adware, malicious BHOs and other malicious programs. This timeline highlights some of the meanest and most destructive malware since its beginnings, up until today.

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