UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT 1 - a Virus b Worm c Trojan Horse d...

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SAMUEL KWAW IS3340 WINDOWS SECURITY UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT 1 IDENTIFYING TYPES OF MALWARE INFECTION a. Virus b. Worm c. Trojan Horse d. Rootkit e. Spyware Suspected malware scenarios 1. You notice that your computer is getting slower each day. You have terminated unneeded programs, disabled unneeded services, and have recently defragmented the disks. Your computer has plenty of memory but it still seems slow. Since it only started getting slow within the last two weeks, you suspect a malware attack. You have carefully examined each of the programs running but there are no unusual programs. However, you do notice that there is substantial disk activity, even when no programs are running that should be using the disk. What kind of malware do you think is present in your computer? Answer: Spyware 2. You downloaded a new program to display the current weather on your desktop.
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Unformatted text preview: Since you installed the weather application you noticed a lot of network activity and your computer is getting slow. When you terminate the weather application your computer speeds up. What kind of malware do you think is present in your computer? Answer: Trojan Horse 3. Within a week after ordering a new widescreen television (TV) from an online retailer, you start getting many e-mail messages advertising products related to TVs. What kind of malware do you think is present in your computer? Answer: Worm 4. You downloaded a new game to your personal digital assistant (PDA) that runs Windows mobile. You notice on your mobile service bill that several charges appeared for calls to premium numbers that started three days after loading the new game. What kind of malware do you think is present in your computer? Answer:Virus...
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  • Spring '14
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