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GCSE GSCE ICT Mind Map on Viruses!, created by amyg367 on 05/07/2013.
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This goes trough the network to get to other people
It will go through the hard drive and your memory to pass on to other computers.
Its aim is to cause as much damage as possible
This doesn't inject into your computer
It looks like a real programme
It gives the person access to your computer
It is there to steel things
Short for malicious software
Created to disrupt computer operation, get sensitive information and gain access to private computer systems
Appears in the form of code or scripts
It is hostile, intrusive and and annoying software
Computer misuse act of 1990
This was created to stop people misusing computers
The law is there to stop people creating viruses and also hacking other peoples computers
Fraud can be very complex or simple
Fraud is sending hoax emails to people to trick them
People sometimes pose as other people
They use spyware to gather the information
Cookies download onto your computer
They track what you have been on and if you have a relevant cookie is there that they can use
Sends information back to the site
This is to get peoples information
Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware.
Makes it look like the real thing where it is really a fake
This is malicious software which is implanted and installed in programes
The collect personal details, they also track what you enter on the internet
This makes it very easy to get your passwords and information
You normally don't know that there on your computer
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