Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Comparing adware, spyware, and ransomware, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- As we talked about in the last video,…each type of malware has two defining characteristics.…A propagation mechanism,…that determines how it spreads from system to system,…and a payload that delivers malicious content…to infect its systems.…We spoke about propagation techniques in the last video.…Now let's take a look at three different types of malware…payloads: adware, spyware, and ransomware.…We'll begin with adware.…Advertising is a very common source of…revenue generation online.…
Just as it is on television, and newspapers,…and in other media.…Normally online advertising is quite legitimate.…It's a way for people who provide content…to generate revenue from that content.…But where there's an opportunity to make money,…there's also an opportunity for malware.…Adware is malware that has the specific purpose…of displaying advertisements.…But instead of generating revenue for the content owner,…adware generates revenue for the malware author.…Adware varies based upon the type of mechanism…that it uses to display ads to the user.…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Understanding backdoors and logic bombs
- Defending against denial of service and password attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Detecting social engineering attacks
- Preventing wireless eavesdropping
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Deterring attacks
- Securing your network
- Scanning for and assessing threats
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Understanding Attack Types
3. Social Engineering Attacks
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Mitigation and Deterrence
7. Discovering Threats and Vulnerabilities
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