Watering hole attacks are a recent development in the cat-and-mouse game between information security professionals and hackers. Watering hole attacks use sneaky techniques to lure unsuspecting users and infect their systems with malware. In this video, learn how attackers infect commonly visited sites with malware in watering hole attacks.
- [Narrator] Watering hole attacks are a recent development…in the cat and mouse game between…information security professionals and hackers.…Watering hole attacks use sneaky techniques…to lure unsuspecting users and…infect their systems with malware.…In nature, a watering hole is a place that animals gather;…particularly in dry climates.…It's important that animals visit the watering hole…because the water there is essential to their survival…but there are also significant risks involved.…First, diseases can spread easily at watering holes…because all of the animals drink from a common source.…
Second, predators can lay and wait at the watering hole;…waiting for prey to show up in need…of a drink and then attack.…In the electronic world, websites are…a great way to spread malware.…When a user visits a website,…he or she trusts it to some extent.…It's the digital equivalent of approaching someone you trust…as opposed to being solicited by an unknown stranger.…Web browsers, as well as browser add-ins and extensions,…
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- Provisioning and deprovisioning
- Identity security issues
- Using biometric measures as identification mechanisms
- Multifactor authentication
- Password authentication protocols
- How LDAP and Kerberos work together
- Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
- Mandatory and discretionary access controls
- Defending against password attacks
- Social engineering attacks
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