Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.




Malicious software

Malware (a portmanteau of malicious + software) is software that usually executes undesired functions unnoticed by the user.

Malware can compromise a company’s IT security and make it vulnerable to cybercrime, for example through extortionate ransomware.

In relation to enterprise mobility, so-called mobile malware should also be mentioned here; this refers to malware on mobile end devices, especially on company cell phones. Countermeasures for information security in this context are called mobile security.

Malware types

There are many different types of malware, including:

  • Computer viruses
  • Trojans
  • Worms
  • Backdoors
  • Ransomware
  • Spyware

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