Software Vulnerabilities, Banking Threats, Botnets and Malware Self-Protection Technologies

Nowadays, there is a huge variety of cyber threats that can be quite dangerous not only for big companies but also for an ordinary user, who can be a potential victim for cybercriminals when using unsafe system for entering confidential data, such as login, password, credit card numbers, etc. Among popular computer threats it is possible to distinguish several types depending on the means and ways they are realized. They are: malicious software (malware), DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial-of-Service), phishing, banking, exploiting vulnerabilities, botnets, threats for mobile phones, IP-communication threats, social networking threats and even spam. All of these threats try to violate one of the following criteria: confidentiality, integrity and accessibility.

Provided by: King Saud University Topic: Security Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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