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worms

A worm is a type of non-parasitic malicious code that purposely replicates a possibly evolved copy of itself by exploiting security vulnerabilities on systems. The vulnerabilities that a worm exploits need not be exclusively software faults. It may also exploit configuration errors or operator errors. Unlike viruses, worms do not replicate by attaching themselves to a host executable or by modifying the system environment to execute the malicious code.