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CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 In Depth by Mark Ciampa

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chapter 3Application and Networking-Based Attacks

After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• List and explain the different types of server-side web application attacks

• Define client-side attacks

• Explain how overflow attacks work

• List different types of networking-based attacks

Today’s Attacks and Defenses

Many attacks today are developed by script kiddies, individuals who want to attack computers yet lack the knowledge of computers and networks needed to do so. Script kiddies do their work by downloading automated attack software (scripts) from websites and using it to perform malicious acts. It is estimated that three out of every four Internet-based attacks originate from these exploit kits.

But what about ...

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