Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Watering hole attacks, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- [Voiceover] Watering hole attacks…are a recent development in the…cat-and-mouse game between…information security professionals and hackers.…Watering hole attacks use sneaky techniques…to lure unsuspecting users, and infect…their systems with malware.…In nature, a watering hole is a place that animals gather,…particularly in dry climates.…It's important that animals visit the watering hole…because the water there is essential…to their survival, but there are also…significant risks involved.…First, diseases can spread easily at watering holes,…because all of the animals drink from a common source.…
Second, predators can lay in wait at the watering hole…waiting for prey to show up in need of a drink…and then attack.…In the electronic world, websites are a great way…to spread malware.…When a user visits a website, he or she…trusts it to some extent.…It's the digital equivalent of approaching…someone you trust, as opposed to being solicited…by an unknown stranger.…Web browsers, as well as browser add-ins…and extensions, are common points of vulnerability…
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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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