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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online
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1.3 Defining terms

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In addition to the types of malware described in the previous sections, ‘Adware’, that forces users to view advertising, and ‘Spyware’, malware that attempts to access personal information and user passwords, are other examples you may have heard about.

From the Sophos Threatsaurus PDF downloaded in Week 1 (https://ugc.futurelearn.com/ uploads/ files/ 3f/ d3/ 3fd36a66-d941-4595-b587-1a7b41998ae9/ Week_3_Sophos_Threatsaurus_AZ.pdf [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ) , look for a term that you have not come across before.

Try to think of a way to define the term in your own words.

You could also look at examples or information from the sources recommended in Week 1, Section 2.2, How to keep up to date.