Understanding how vulnerabilities - in different layers of the network and exploited through different attack vectors
- can be combined to build attack paths into an organization is invaluable to devising effective mitigation mechanisms.
And yet the grand majority of attacks utilizing well known DDoS attack vectors
fit this profile.
A growing attack vector
, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have become essential business productivity tools.
When you consider that a mobile app like WhatsApp has over 100 million users on Android alone, it is clear that an attack vector
like this could mean that hundred, if not thousands of apps in Android and iOS app stores could be compromised.
Once you fortify your crown jewels, you must determine how to protect against the low-tech attack vectors
Ironically, this old attack vector
is seeing a comeback via flash drives.
We wanted to show that social engineering is a legitimate attack vector
Microsoft offered two workarounds, including one that disables icons from being displayed for shortcuts, and another that disables the WebClient service, blocking a possible remote attack vector
We have witnessed this sort of attack vector
in corporations now for some time as the combination of social engineering and stealth malware has an extremely high infection rate as it lowers the end user's guard and can bypass antivirus and content checking systems.
However the company stated that machines would have to be infected with the trojan discovered by Boldewin first, in order for BITS to be exploited, and claimed it is not an attack vector
for initial infection.
You've deployed solid network security products, which means today's attack vector
of choice is through your applications," reports Michael Gavin in his January 3, 2006 research titled Application Firewalls - Are they Worth the investment?
Enterprises are facing an unprecedented increase in the complexity, scale and sophistication of cybersecurity attacks, with numerous studies pointing to compromised credentials as the leading attack vector
They enable "frictionless enterprise" deployments of networked applications to be rolled out without increasing risk, while blocking the top attack vector
used in hacking attacks worldwide: the compromise of low-privilege users and unfettered access to sensitive applications.
CryptoFlows Block #1 Attack Vector
in Data Breach Crisis, Protecting Enterprise Applications When Firewalls Fail
As its operating system is unmanaged it is still vulnerable to the same malware security risks so does not decrease the attack vector
on the endpoint.