For every human invention, there's something that can make that new technology kill or do harm. Computers help us in our daily lives. But if their software is altered by hackers with malicious intentions, an average PC or smartphone can become a weapon of extortion, blackmail and in worst cases - even nuclear disaster. Find out whether computer viruses can actually "kill" hardware and learn how to avoid falling victim to Trojan horses, worms and ransomware. Learn more from our special series "Ghosts in the Machine: The History of Computer Malware."