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There has been speculation about The NSA could be hiding small snooping programs in, let's just say, a picture of a cute kitten or a fun Android game." So how can the average person ever know that what they download is the real picture or app with no hidden malware in it?
asked May 24, 2015 in Computer Science - IT by Marco pronto (12 points)
recategorized Aug 25, 2015 by slow_learner | 186 views

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What is actually a BENWARE ?

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.

Benware Benign/benevolent software. The opposite of malware (malicious/malevolent software). A piece of software that is not malware. Not to be confused with anti-malware, i.e. anti-virus tools and such.

Now the question is about how to differentiate between the two.You can always consider two important and quick steps.That are :

1."Always" download apps from legitimate stores (like that means from companies like Google, Amazon, Samsung, or another major manufacturer or carrier.)

2.Install an anti-virus software in your device and frequently perform a quick scan.

 

answered May 25, 2015 by slow_learner (1,492 points)