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Amity88
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:05 am    Post subject: What are the common malware/attack vectors? Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm trying to improve/re-assess the methods that I use to keep my system secure online. Could you guys let me know what are the prevalent exploit methods that modern malware use to spread and infect?

I mean stuff like XSS attacks, email attachments. I want to get more awareness of the tricks they use so that I can better protect myself, essentially. I'm not looking for platform specific information so I'm open to things that are applicable to any OS.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Social engineering is the most popular and easy method these days - the weak point is the user.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another most common weak point, that also ties directly back to user; is the password.
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