CHAPTER 5

Attacks

In this chapter, you will learn about

•  Comparisons of various types of attackers

•  Differences between white hats, black hats, and gray hats

•  Emerging issues related to advanced persistent threats

•  Comparing various losses from insider threats

•  Basic countermeasures used to thwart attacks

•  Common denial of service (DoS) and distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks

•  Botnets and zombies

•  Reconnaissance and fingerprinting attacks

•  Software security countermeasures

•  Buffer overflow attacks, cross-site scripting, and cross-site request forgery

•  Various password attacks and common protections

•  Phishing, spear phishing, and whaling

•  Wireless attacks and countermeasures

•  Social engineering tactics and countermeasures ...

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