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In-the-wild (also spelled in the wild) refers to

[m]alware that is currently detected in active computers connected to the Internet, as compared to those confined to internal test networks, malware research laboratories, or malware sample lists.[1]
malware in general use (thereby making attribution difficult) or an unpatched or unknown vulnerability discovered in an information system.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Security Glossary (Oct. 29, 2002, rev. May 20, 2005) (full-text).
  2. Cyberspace Solarium Commission - Final Report, at 136.

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