Definitions for "Mobile Code"
Executable content that can be embedded in Web pages or HTML e-mail. Mobile code helps make Web sites interactive, but malicious mobile code can be used to modify or steal data, and for other malevolent purposes.
A program downloaded from the internet that runs automatically on a computer with little or no user interaction.
Mobile code uses legitimate technologies such as Java applets and ActiveX controls as pathways for introducing malicious code, which may destroy programs and compromise system integrity. Mobile code attacks can modify data, steal passwords or files, redirect modem dial-ins or launch a Denial of Service attack. Malicious mobile code is usually executed without user knowledge or consent.