What is an APT?
Advanced Persistent Threat
What is a virus?
malicious code that attaches itself to a host application. The host application must be executed to run and the malicious code executes when the host application is executed.
What is a worm?
A self-replicating malware tha ttravels throughout a network without the assistance of a host application or user interaction.
A worm resides in memory and can use different transport protocols to travel over the network.
What is Rogueware?
A trojan method that has become popular in recent years, also known as scareware.
Rogueware masquerades as a free antivirus program.
What is Doxing?
A blackmail technique in ransomware that threatens to publish the encrypted files if the user does not pay.
What is mirai?
A malware that turns networked devices running linux into remotely controlled bots to be part of a botnet.
What is a rootkit?
a group of programs that hides the fact that the system has been infected or compromised by malicious code.
In additional to modifying internal OS processess, rootkits often modify system files such as the Registry.
what is hooking?
hooking refers to when a rootkit intercepts system-level function calls, events, or messages. The rootkit installs ht ehooks into memory and uses them to control the system's behavior.
What is the 419 scam?
A classig Nigerian scam where you receive an email from someone claiming a relative or someone else has millions of dollars.
What is whaling?
A form of spear phishing that attempts to target high-level executives.
What is DEP?
Data execution prevention (DEP) is a security feature that prevents code from executing in memory regions marked as nonexecutible. Main purpose of DEP is to protect a system from malware.
What does AMP stand for?
Advanced Malware Protection