Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Impersonation attacks, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- [Instructor] You're probably already familiar with spam.…It's hard to open your e-mail inbox without being bombarded…with unwanted messages.…Let's take a look at how spam and many other types of hoaxes…can be used as weapons of social engineering…through impersonation attacks.…Spam, also known as unsolicited commercial e-mail, or UCE,…consists of unwanted messages…sent for a variety of marketing and scamming purposes.…Most spam is illegal under the Can-Spam Act,…but it is difficult to prosecute offenders…because it is often hard to identify them.…
Phishing is a sub-category of spam.…Phishing messages have the explicit purpose…of gaining access to an account.…They want to trick users into revealing…passwords to sensitive accounts,…such as bank accounts or employer systems.…For example, an attacker might send…thousands of e-mail messages to random recipients,…warning them that their e-mail accounts…are running out of space and they need to fill out a form…to request more space.…When users click the link to fill out a form,…
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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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