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Computer Viruses and Malicious Software

Computer malware is a computer program with malicious intent. In this course students will study the history of computer malware categorizations of malware such as computer viruses worms Trojan horses spyware etc. Other topics include but are not limited to basic structures and functions of malware malware delivery mechanism propagation models anti-malware software its methods and applications reverse engineering techniques. Students will conduct research to understand the current state of the computer malware defense and offense.