Definitions

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  • n. Malware.

Etymologies

bad +‎ -ware (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first step to protecting yourself from badware is learning more about it, from common ways badware is distributed to new threats on the horizon.

    Boing Boing

  • BadwareBusters. org, a new online community for people looking for help preventing and countering viruses, spyware, and other "badware" on their computers and websites.

    CircleID

  • Whoa -- Google told me that The Unofficial Apple Weblog is a "badware" page. says:

    Bike Hugger

  • China's Exports Include Dangerous Web Sites Majority of 'badware' comes from Chinese sites, study finds.

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  • For example, in June internet consumer advocacy group Stopbadware. org reported that Google was one of the world's top five networks responsible for hosting "badware" sites, mostly due to scammers and online criminals abusing the company's Blogger blog hosting and publishing service.

    Computerworld

  • When a block of IP addresses or a collection of domain names becomes associated with bad action -- spamming, jabbering, denial-of-servicing -- various ad-hoc Internet groups will add it to a blacklist of "rogue IPs" or "badware domains" that are blocked at a very low level in the network.

    Boing Boing

  • Have no fear: a new "cybercrime-as-a-service" industry offers hosted, maintained malware deployments that you can rent time on, eliminating the humiliation of groveling before angry teenagers with the technical skills and spare time to get your badware running.

    Boing Boing

  • Net Cetera explains to parents and their children how to deal with issues such as social networking, cyberbullying, using mobile phones safely, and protecting the family computer from badware.

    FTC Reports OnGuardOnline.gov Program Doing Very Well « ResourceShelf

  • If there were a great way for the Safari and the iPhone to marry to a local database (like Gears or AIR), they could have a “safe” SDK that was safer from badware.

    Did the web fail the iPhone? | FactoryCity

  • Drive-by downloads and website hacking add a scary new element to the badware problem.

    Boing Boing

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