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malicious

an act done to inflict an injury, not to redress a wrong.

malicious poisoning
laying a bait to poison an animal without the owner's consent.
malicious prosecution
instigating a lawsuit for the purpose of punishing the other person without having a proper justification for the litigation.
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The technology, entitled System and method for evaluating malware detection rules, allows Kaspersky Lab to reliably test the automatically created detection rules to determine if they correctly describe the groups of malicious files in such a way that legitimate ones are not affected (i.
Surprisingly, claims for malicious damage are consistently much greater than claims for accidental damage, which amount to only pounds 50,000 in comparison, and quite often such cases are caused by tenants themselves through vandalism such as a broken window, a trashed property, or the deliberate theft or fire of the building's fixtures.
Sophos- Labs expertise covers every area of network security-viruses, spyware, adware, intrusion, spam and malicious web pages.
SophosLabs will be feeding its malicious URL intelligence into this database, thereby adding an additional layer of protection for users.
E] and verified by MAC, it is difficult for a malicious node to tamper the data packets pass by.
Just like a PC, mass distribution of malicious code to mass users could result in a significant security threat.
According to the technology, when a malicious process or file is detected, a module that analyses preceding events is launched that allows the source and the time of an infection to be determined.
Whitinsville, with home invasion; assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon (shod foot, floor, table, fence and car); assault and battery; intimidation; and malicious injury to real and personal property.
As commercial interests continue to drive e-crime, malicious code is more likely to be hosted on local servers in the US and UK than in countries with less developed e-crime law enforcement policies.
I believe the law needs changing to make malicious allegations a criminal offence.
Coverage was barred if either the insured "expected or intended" the injury or the insured's acts were "willful and malicious.
Human nature is a funny thing, and virus writers often exploit it to create viruses that trick computer users into opening malicious programs.