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Pop Quiz: Malware terms and definitions

How much do you know about the different types of malware? Take this short quiz and test your knowledge of malware terms and definitions.

From traditional viruses and worms to Trojans and rootkits, malicious software, or malware, is a ever-changing problem for IT. But, how much do you really know about the different types of malware? Take this short quiz and test your knowledge of malware terms and definitions.

Note: Unfortunately, our poll tool, which I use to create each pop quiz, doesn't let me indicate a correct answer after each question. To keep from giving away the answers before everyone has a chance to test his/her knowledge, and ruining all the fun, I'm going to hold off posting the answers until later. Updated 10/29/2010: I have placed the answers on the second page of this article.

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