Riskware

Can be short for “risky software”. It is a term used to classify legitimate software programs that contain loopholes or vulnerabilities that may be exploited by threat actors for their malicious purposes. Because of this, having such programs installed and running on systems may be tricky. Examples of these are IRC clients and file downloaders.

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