A CDE Definition
Software that has been identified as unprotected and vulnerable to an attack. For example, bugs in Web server, Web browser and email client software are widely exploited for malicious purposes. Although vendors generally issue patches, there is no guarantee that users apply them unless an automatic update procedure is activated. See malware.
(MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy data, steal information or aggravate the user. See security suite, malvertising, crimeware, virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus, Trojan, PUP and wares.
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