Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding cross-site scripting, part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Cert Prep: Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Let's now turn out attention to a variety of attacks…focused on web applications.…Almost every business runs web applications these days…and those applications often store,…process and transmit sensitive information.…These web applications sometimes serve the public,…so firewall and other security devices are configured…to allow access to them from the Internet.…If web applications aren't ridden…with sound security practices in mind,…they can present a major vulnerability…to the organization.…Let's take a look at one such vulnerability.…
The Cross-Site Scripting attack.…Often abbreviated as XSS.…In a Cross-Site Scripting attack…the attacker places a malicious script on a site…that contains instructions directing…a web browser to access a second site.…Then the attacker waits.…When a victim visits the site…the victims browser unknowingly downloads…and runs the code that attempts…to access the second site.…If the victim is already logged in to the second sight…the attackers code can perform actions…on the victims behalf on that second sight.…
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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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