CHAPTER 3

Application Attack Indicators

In this chapter, you will

•   Explore various attack patterns

•   Connect attack indicators to a specific form of attack

This chapter examines the types of attacks and their attributes, with the objective of demonstrating how one can connect the dots between a series of potential attack indicators and a specific type of application attack.

Certification Objective  This chapter covers CompTIA Security+ exam objective 1.3: Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with application attacks.

Privilege Escalation

A cyberattack is a multistep process. Most attacks begin at a privilege level associated with an ordinary user. From this level, the attacker exploits vulnerabilities that enable ...

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