Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding Bluetooth and NFC attacks, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Today's smart phones and other mobile devices…use near field communication, or NFC technology,…for a wide variety of purposes.…This short range radio communications technique…allows the use of headsets, mobile payments,…external speakers, keyboards,…and all sorts of other technologies.…As with any technology however the use of NFC communications…provides attackers with another pathway…to exploit security vulnerabilities.…NFC communications cover very short distances.…
They were designed to handle situations…were devices are around 30 to 50 feet apart.…Bluetooth is the most common NFC technology…and most people are familiar with the use…of Bluetooth to connect smartphones to car audio systems,…external speakers, and headsets.…NFC communications are very useful…but can also be a source of security vulnerabilities.…Bluejacking attacks occur when attackers…use Bluetooth technology to send spam messages…directly to a device.…Typically they try to convince the user to visit a website…or take some other action that will lead…
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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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