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Current Global Security Threats
If you’ve never heard of a botnet, it’s likely because they go largely undetected.
What they are:
A collection of software robots, or ‘bots’, that creates an army of infected computers (known as ‘zombies’) that are remotely controlled by the originator. Yours may be one of them and you may not even know it.
What they can do:
- Send spam emails with viruses attached.
- Spread all types of malware.
- Can use your computer as part of a denial of service attack against other systems.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack
What it is:
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack — or DDoS attack — is when a malicious user gets a network of zombie computers to sabotage a specific website or server. The attack happens when the malicious user tells all the zombie computers to contact a specific website or server over and over again. That increase in the volume of traffic overloads the website or server causing it to be slow for legitimate users, sometimes to the point that the website or server shuts down completely.
It could be possible for malicious users to use your computer in one of these attacks. By taking advantage of security vulnerabilities or weaknesses, an attacker could take control of your computer. He or she could then force your computer to send huge amounts of data to a website or send spam to particular email addresses. The attacks are “distributed” because the attacker is using multiple computers, including yours, to launch the denial-of-service attacks.
What it can do:
The most common and obvious type of DDoS attack occurs when an attacker “floods” a network with useless information. When you type a URL into your browser, you are sending a request to that site’s computer server to view the page. The server can only process a certain number of requests at once. If an attacker overloads the server with requests, it can’t process yours. The flood of incoming messages to the target system essentially forces it to shut down, thereby denying access to legitimate users.
WiFi eavesdropping is another method used by cyber criminals to capture personal information.
What it is:
Virtual “listening in” on information that’s shared over an unsecure (not encrypted) WiFi network.
What it can do:
- Potentially access your computer with the right equipment.
- Steal your personal information including logins and passwords.
WPA2 Handshake Vulnerabilities
The Key reinstallation attack (or Krack) vulnerability allows a malicious actor to read encrypted network traffic on a Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) router and send traffic back to the network.
What it can do:
Krack can affect both personal (home users, and small businesses) and enterprise networks. Any devices that are connected to the network, such as laptops, smartphones, smart devices, even an installed USB key, can be read by the attacker. A malicious actor could use this vulnerability to steal sensitive information, and also insert malware or ransomware that would make a website unsafe to visit.
Krack does not divulge Wi-Fi passwords to attackers, nor does it permit a malicious device to be connected to the network. Krack is unable to compromise Virtual Private Networks (VPN) or HTTPS protocols used by online shopping and banking sites.
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