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The Evolution Of Malware
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opensourceintel
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10/15/2015 | 11:36:39 AM
An appropriate follow up!
The Author states; "Only using trusted sites;" A personal anecdote;  While hosting on GoDaddy, with a registeredbusiness name, and a SSL certificate I can make any site appear trusted;  Even phishing sites.  Googleaccountservices.com is one in the distant past that proves nothing can be trusted. 

What would be layered security measures? If your running a hosting company or an enterprise;  Your IDS, VPN, Firewall, Bastion Host and copy server are all useless...the insecurity of the modern web is in the web applications themselves that allow the User to pass input;  The user being able to do this can circumvent any security hardware/software unless all applications have invested in equal resources to build security in and than field test them---over and over.

A backup strategy?  Attackers want access;  They don't want your network down;  The want it up, to see what data they can conintously gather.  A backup may just bring back old backdoors, malware...Scrub it all instead.

Checking a  financial statement may detect a shady financial advisor, script kiddie or breached card...but if its a breached card;  Likely  the attacker will NOT be caught. 

Just some thoughts:  [email protected]  Kris Richey twitter.com/darkartsofwar  www.opensourceintelsite.wordpress.com

 

 

The author wrote the following which I decided to take exception with:

 
  • Remain vigilant; don't let your security practice become complacent
  • Add layered security measures
  • Only use trusted sites
  • Have a reliable backup strategy 
  • Review financial accounts regularly for suspicious activity. Sometimes a victim won't realize they have been attacked. Catching breaches early helps stop the attack, recuperate damages, and possibly even catch the attacker.


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