What is a characteristic of a computer worm?
- malicious software that copies itself into other executable programs
- tricks users into running the infected software
- a set of computer instructions that lies dormant until triggered by a specific event
- exploits vulnerabilities with the intent of propagating itself across a network
Answers Explanation & Hints:
A worm is similar to a virus. However, a worm is self-spreading and can send copies of itself to connected hosts over the network.