Skip main navigation

£199.99 £139.99 for one year of Unlimited learning. Offer ends on 28 February 2023 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply

Find out more

Other infection vectors

Article detailing less common malware infection vectors.
© PA Knowledge Ltd | 7Safe Training

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!

© PA Knowledge Ltd | 7Safe Training
This article is from the free online

Introduction to Digital Forensics: Malware Analysis and Investigations

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education