Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Eavesdropping attacks, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- [Voiceover] In some cases, an attacker can gain…physical or logical access to the network…and eavesdrop on communications between two systems.…These attacks can be especially dangerous…because they allow the attacker to potentially…decrypt encrypted communications…and view confidential information…without the sender's knowledge or consent.…All eavesdropping attacks require some compromise…of the communications path between a client and a server.…This might include tapping into a network device or cable,…or conducting a DNS or ARP poisoning attack…to trick a system into sending traffic…directly to an attacker instead of the intended recipient.…
Let's look at two attacks based upon eavesdropping.…Man in the middle attacks, and replay attacks.…Here's how most people imagine…web communication takes place.…The user, running a web browser, initiates a connection…to a server located somewhere off in a data center.…The reality is that those communication travel over many…network connections along the way.…Any one of the devices in the middle…
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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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