Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at advanced malware, part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Cert Prep: Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Malware authors are sometimes talented,…sophisticated software developers…who understand the methods that security…professionals use to detect and prevent…malware attacks.…This leads them to develop advanced…techniques that allow them to escape…detection and bypass traditional…anti-malware defenses.…Let's talk about three advanced malware concepts:…Rootkits, polymorphism and armored viruses.…The root account is a special super-user…account on a system that provides…unrestricted access to system resources.…
It is normally reserved for system administrators,…but it is also the ultimate goal of many hackers.…Rootkits are a type if malware that originally…were designed for privilege escalation.…A hacker would gain access to a normal…user account on a system,…and then use the rootkit to gain root,…or escalate the normal user access to…unrestricted super-user access.…The term rootkit has changed over…the years however.…It is now used to describe software…techniques designed to hide…other software on a system.…
Rootkits deliver a variety of payloads.…
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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
Q: This course was updated on 04/25/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay on top of the latest trends in IT security, and the latest objectives on the "Threats and Vulnerabilities" domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam.
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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