System Penetration | Internet Security Threats
How Malware Penetrates Systems
For many computer virus writers and cybercriminals, the objective is to distribute their virus, worm, or Trojan virus to as many computers or mobile phones as possible – so that they can maximize malware penetration. There are three main ways in which this can be achieved:
- Via social engineering
- By infecting a system without the user’s knowledge
- A combination of both of these methods
In addition, the malware creator will often take steps to prevent the infection being detected by antivirus programs .
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