Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding backdoors and logic bombs, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- We've already talked about quite a few types of malware.…Viruses, worms, Trojan Horses,…adware, spyware, and ransomware.…All of those malware objects have one thing in common.…They are independent programs written by…malware developers to deliver a malicious payload.…Some malware, however, doesn't fit this pattern.…Instead of being independent programs,…they are pieces of code inserted into other applications…with malicious intent.…Let's talk about two types of malware…that fit in this category.…
Backdoors, and Logic Bombs.…A backdoor occurs when a programmer provides…a means to grant themselves, or others,…future access to a system.…They usually do this with benevolent purposes.…They might be simply making programming easier…so they don't have to keep logging in with…user credentials.…Or they might be providing a mechanism…to allow access later, if a customer eventually…locks themselves out of their own system.…But these backdoors can have unintended effects.…A customer might not want the vendor to have access…
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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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