Distinction between viruses and malware?
Bob, I've seen you and Mrmacfixit say Macs don't get viruses but can get malware. I'm missing something in the distinction since according to Wikipedia, the definition of malware includes viruses. From
"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malware, short for malicious software, is software used or programmed by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems . It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, and other software. 'Malware' is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software.Malware includes computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers,spyware, adware, malicious BHOs, rogue security software and other malicious programs; the majority of active malware threats are usually worms or trojans rather than viruses. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, as in the legal codes of several U.S. states...."
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