Backdoors and logic bombs create ways that an attacker can impact systems to which he or she no longer has direct access. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the risks posed by backdoors and logic bombs placed in code by application developers.
- [Instructor] We've already talked about…quite a few types of malware.…Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware, spyware,…and ransom ware.…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.…The customer might not want the vendor to have access…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Backdoors and logic bombs
- Understanding the attacker
- Attack types: from denial of service to brute force attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Wireless attacks
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Social engineering
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Assessing the impact of vulnerabilities
Skill Level Beginner
2. Understanding Attackers
3. Understanding Attack Types
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Social Engineering Attacks
7. Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
8. Impact of Vulnerabilities
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