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Security+ Chap 2

Chapter 2 Malware and Social Engineering Attacks

QuestionAnswer
A software program that delivers advertising content in a manner that is unexpected and unwanted by the user. Adware
Software code that gives access to a program or a service that circumvents normal security protections. Backdoor
A logical computer network of zombies under the control of an attacker. Botnet
A malicious computer code that, like its biological counterpart, reproduces itself on the same computer. Computer virus (virus)
The act of digging through trash receptacles to find information that can be useful in an attack. Dumpster diving
A false warning. Hoax
An attack that creates a fictitious character and then plays out the role of that person on a victim. Impersonation
Captures and stores each keystroke that a user types on the computer's keyboard. Keylogger
Computer code that lies dormant until it is triggered by a specific logical event. Logic bomb
Software that enters a computer system without the user's knowledge or consent and then performs an unwanted -- and usually harmful -- action. Malware
A phishing attack that automatically redirects the user to a fake site. Pharming
Sending an e-mail or displaying a Web announcement that falsely claims to be from a legitimate enterprise in an attempt to trick the user into surrendering private information. Phishing
A set of software tools used by an attacker to hide the actions or presence of other types of malicious software. Rootkit
Watching an authorized user enter a security code on a keypad. Shoulder surfing
A means of gathering information for an attack by relying on the weaknesses of individuals. Social engineering
Unsolicited e-mail. Spam
A phishing attack that targets only specific users. Spear phishing
A malicious computer code that, like its biological counterpart, reproduces itself on the same computer. Computer virus (virus)
The act of digging through trash receptacles to find information that can be useful in an attack. Dumpster diving
A phishing attack that uses a telephone call instead of using e-mail. Vishing
An attack that creates a fictitious character and then plays out the role of that person on a victim. Impersonation
A phishing attack that targets only wealthy individuals. Whaling
Captures and stores each keystroke that a user types on the computer's keyboard. Keylogger
Horizontally separating words so that they can still be read by the human eye. Word splitting
Computer code that lies dormant until it is triggered by a specific logical event. Logic bomb
Software that enters a computer system without the user's knowledge or consent and then performs an unwanted -- and usually harmful -- action. Malware
A phishing attack that automatically redirects the user to a fake site. Pharming
Sending an e-mail or displaying a Web announcement that falsely claims to be from a legitimate enterprise in an attempt to trick the user into surrendering private information. Phishing
A set of software tools used by an attacker to hide the actions or presence of other types of malicious software. Rootkit
Watching an authorized user enter a security code on a keypad. Shoulder surfing
A means of gathering information for an attack by relying on the weaknesses of individuals. Social engineering
Unsolicited e-mail. Spam
A phishing attack that targets only specific users. Spear phishing
A variation of spam, which targets instant messaging users instead of e-mail users. Spim
A general term used to describe software that spies on users by gathering information without consent, thus violating their privacy. Spyware
The act of unauthorized individuals entering a restricted-access building by following an authorized user. Tailgating
An executable program advertised as performing one activity, but actually does something else (or it may perform both the advertised and malicious activities). Trojan horse (Trojan)
A phishing attack that uses a telephone call instead of using e-mail. Vishing
A phishing attack that targets only wealthy individuals. Whaling
A malicious program designed to take advantage of a vulnerability in an application or an operating system in order to enter a computer and then self-replicate to other computers. Worm
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