Polymorphic malware is malware that can change its form or structure in order to evade detection by traditional security measures such as antivirus software. Some risks associated with polymorphic malware include:

1) Evasion of detection: Polymorphic malware is designed to evade detection by traditional security measures. This makes it harder for security software to detect and remove it, increasing the risk of successful attacks.

2) Persistence: Polymorphic malware can change its form in order to remain on a system for longer periods of time. This increases the risk of data theft, unauthorized access, and other malicious activity.

3) Spread: Polymorphic malware can change its form in order to spread to other systems, increasing the number of infected devices and the overall impact of the attack.

4) Targeted attacks: Polymorphic malware can be tailored to target specific individuals or organizations, making it more difficult to detect and stopping the attack.

5) Advanced Capabilities: Many polymorphic malware have advanced capabilities like keylogging, data exfiltration, remote access and control, making the malware more dangerous.

6) Advanced Persistent Threats (APT): Polymorphic malware is often used in advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks, which are designed to remain undetected for long periods of time in order to steal sensitive information and disrupt operations.
To protect against polymorphic malware, it is important to use multiple layers of security, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and antivirus software, as well as regularly update the software and systems.
It is also important to have security awareness training and incident response plans in place, to detect and respond quickly to any malicious activity.

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