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Worms: Understanding the Behavior and Operation

How do worms differ from viruses, how do they enter computers, and what are advanced worms capable of? Watch Skylar Simmons explain more.

In the video, you will learn about worms, how they differ from viruses, how they enter computers, and the capabilities of more advanced worms. The main takeaway is that worms can spread without user interaction.

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