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Other infection vectors

Article detailing less common malware infection vectors.
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Other infection vectors

Other vectors for infecting a computer with malware can include:

• Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack

• Malvertising/Scareware

• Downloading from unverifiable sources

• File sharing (Peer to Peer etc)

• External media

• Shares

• Software vulnerabilities

• Hardware vulnerabilities

• Hacking

Note the above list may not be exhaustive!

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