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.
Malware (a portmanteau of malicious + software) is software that usually executes undesired functions unnoticed by the user.
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.
There are many different types of malware, including:
- Computer viruses