Sunday, July 6, 2014

Most Common Heard Security Terminology.

Some Security Break Terminology
  • Script Kiddie- Creates malware code from copying others set of malware.
  • Spoofing
  • Social Engineering
  • Trojon Horse
  • Virus
  • Zero Day Exploit
  • Threat/Vulnerability
  • RootKit
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Router/Hub/Switch
  • Phishing
  • Leetspeek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak.The term leet is derived from the word elite.
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Information Disclosure
  • Policy violation
  • Hijacking/hacker
  • Firewall
  • Ethical or white hat hacker
  • Escalation of privilege
  • Cracker/Cracking
  • Daemon
  • Pirated
  • Access Control List
  • Attack
  • Backdoor Enteries.
RootKit: Malicious software gain admin access, maintain same privilege access to the system , installed and behave the same way as normal system.

Zero Day Exploit: A known error, fault that developer fail to fix as there is zero day to do so. Hence the software is release until the hacker exploits it.

Worms, Virus, Trojan and bots:  Types of Malware-Malicious code
Trojan are tricks users to installed malware using social engineering. Most common is email, internet and user interaction such as popup window.

Bots- Are termed from Robot-Automated malware.

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/virus-worm-diffs.html


 
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