Flashcards in Network Security: Cyberattacks Deck (13)
A cyberattack is any kind of malicious attack on a network connected device
attempting to get confidential information by sending a user a message that appears to come from a trustworthy person or organization
Define Shoulder Surfing
gaining access to information by watching someone enter it into a computer system
What are cyberattacks designed to do?
-gain access to data contained within a system
-delete or modify information
-mark the system unavailable for use
-overriding safety limits (physical damage)
How does un patched software compromise security?
the software hasn't been updated to the latest security update, making it vulnerable to attack
How can a USB compromise security?
A USB could be a security threat because it may contain malware that could be transferred to the system
What is eavesdropping?
eavesdropping means intercepting data being sent to/from another computer system.
How does eavesdropping work?
reading data without copying or stealing it, the data could be used in the future
What is code vulnerability?
Code that has been written in such a way that it creates a security issue that may be taken advantage of to gain access to the computer system within it
What is modular testing?
testing each block of code as it is completed to ensure the code works as expected
What is an Audit Trial?
A record of activities that have been taken place on a computer system. The record is generated automatically and will record what has happened and who or what made the change
What is penetration testing?
When IT systems of an organization are deliberately attacked to find any weaknesses