Watering hole attacks are a recent development in the cat-and-mouse game between information security professionals and hackers. Watering hole attackers use sneaky techniques to lure unsuspecting users and infect their systems with malware. In this video, Mike Chapple explains how attackers infect commonly visited sites with malware in watering hole attacks.
- [Announcer] 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 and 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,…
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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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