What makes a computer worm significantly different than other types of malicious software?
A) The worm infects by pretending to be something benign
B) A worm is able to infect and spread without any user interaction
C) A worm communicates over encrypted channels
D) A worm can only infect a single machine
E) In an ironic twist, the worm jumps out of the bottle and eats your computer
The answer: B) A worm is able to infect and spread without any user intervention
A computer worm is a dangerous piece of code because of its ability to jump from system to system without any type of human interaction.
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