What is fileless malware and how do you protect against it? (free PDF)

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Topic: Security
Format: PDF

When you get tricked by a phishing mail and open a document attachment that has a malicious macro or a link to a malicious site, or you download an infected application, there’s a file that antivirus software can scan as it’s saved to or opened from disk, and there’s a trail of file activity that you can look back at if you’re trying to review the damage done.

To get around those protections, attackers are starting to use "fileless" malware where the attacks run directly in memory or use system tools that are already installed to run malicious code without saving files that antivirus software can scan.

Learn more about this malware and how to prevent it from happening to you in this free TechRepublic PDF download.

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