Protecting Against Attacks and Vulnerabilities

In this chapter, we are going to look at attacks and vulnerabilities. Each type of attack will have its own unique characteristics. This module is probably the most heavily tested module in the Security+ exam. This chapter needs to be thoroughly understood as sometimes those type of attack questions are very vague, so if you do not understand the concepts fully, you may not understand what is being asked. 

We will cover the following exam objectives in this chapter:

  • Given a scenario, analyze indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware: Viruses—crypto-malware—Ransomware—worm—Trojanrootkitkeyloggeradware—spywarebotsRAT—logic bombbackdoor
  • Comparing and contrasting types of ...

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