Malware: A Definition

Here we provide a definition of malware that highlights the importance of structural and behavioral patterns:

Malware: software that uses planned alteration of structure and behaviour of software to serve malicious purposes.

Notice the recursive character of that definition that includes self-modifying malware and also rootkits where a malicious purpose is to conceal.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

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