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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Threats and Vulnerabilities

by Christopher Rees

CompTIA Security+ (2014 Objectives): Domain 3 - Threats and Vulnerabilities

What you'll learn

This course covers the material that comprises Domain 3.0 of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 certification exam. Topics include types of malware, adware, viruses, spyware and backdoors, along with various types of attacks, including man-in-the-middle attacks, DDoS, Smurf attacks, phishing, xmas attacks, bluesnarfing, bluejacking, dumpster diving, etc. Also covered are various types of application attacks including XSS, XSRF, LDAP injection, SQL injection attacks and the privacy concerns created by cookies, evercookies, LSO, and Flash cookies. Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning is also covered, along with ways to calculate risk when doing security assessments, code, design, and architecture reviews.

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About the author

Chris is a professional information technologist, author, trainer, manager and a lifelong learner. He is married with 3 beautiful children and interested in working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible. He has been an author for over 25 years and has created over 60 IT Certification training courses. Chris really enjoys helping people advance in their careers through training and personal development.

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