What is Multipartite Virus?
Multipartite virus is a special kind of computer malware that utilizes multiple channels for spreading and corrupting the stored files. Multipartite viruses are incredibly fast-moving malware that target both file sectors and boot sectors of the system.
Most common malware either infect the boot sector, the program applications or the stored files. Multipartite virus has the capability to infect all of these simultaneously. This makes them more dangerous and damaging than any other form of the virus. If the virus attaches itself to the boot sector of the computer, then the multipartite virus executed as soon as the computer is turned on and the begins to spread.
The Dangers of Ransomware
Ransomwares are complicated malwares that use cryptology to craft malicious and dangerous viruses. These ransomwares operate by making all the private data of the target public or by blocking the access of the target to their information. The block is usually put against a ransom and a limited time period is provided within which the victim is asked to pay the money.
File Allocation Systems or FAT
FAT viruses infect the file allocation systems of the computer and gain access to the location of all the files. It can even be programmed to selectively destroy certain files once it gains access to the file allocation system, it can even wipe out complete directories. A lot of important files are split or fragmented into a number of parts. FAT viruses are capable of detecting and tracking all of these fragments and therefore effectively gain control over all the files on the system.
Cyrptography and Network Security
Network security concerns itself with the protection of networks against unauthorized access or surveillance. Network security protocols defend the network against malware, alteration of its programs or the deletion of important files. Cryptography and subsequently encryption are one of the most of the most important aspects of network security.