In contrast to tackling the software’s vulnerability in the first place, attackers are more keen on maximizing the chance of stealing data during motion. SOC The attackers are interested in getting access to the data stored by websites or networks but not in gaining admin access, but in breaching security of web applications . Even if you be using a highly secure system, a skilled attacker could be able to steal your information without harming your secure system! It is important to conduct regular Pen tests on your application will help you get an extensive vulnerability analysis of the security of your applications.Lets take a look at how security is compromised:
File Transfers:Traditional attacks were based on exploiting vulnerabilities that exist in FTP Server software. In a tactical strategy attackers are focused on potential for data transfer: the possibility to transfer data in the process. Cyber Security File transfers targeted in this manner might be FTP or NFS that could result in massive confidential data disclosure that compromises the network’s security.This can also be a very lucrative attack method since the majority of organizations whether large or small, utilize file transfers in one way or another for their applications.A traditional security assessment of networks is not effective in such attacks. Pen tests will be more than a handful because they will cover all possibilities for how an attack could be carried out.
Mail Services: Email that is not encrypted can be easily read when it’s making its way to your friend’s email. An average mail server consists by one relay system or two, a kind of anti-virus or spam filter, the real mail server and lastly, the user’s email client. Traditionally , Pen Testing attackers focused on intermediate systems; however, in a more tactical manner, they also target mail clients too. For instance, in older versions of certain mail clients in the event that two emails with the same name for attachments were received, the latest message may overwrite the older message’s attachment. This could be used to replace an attachment that is trusted by opening a backdoor in the user’s email.
Invading DNS Services: With a moderate security, the majority of DNS servers are set up to block zone transfers from unauthorised hosts. In a tactical strategy attackers rely on the brute force method to attack hosts and domains to determine if those entries are in fact there. A lot of DNS servers are configured incorrectly to permit reverse DNS search that lookup private IP addresses thus exposing names and addresses of servers that are important to the network’s internal servers. An attack that is successful could cause fake DNS records being injected into the cache, and could lead to a attack on external and internal domains. Dan Kamisky’s notorious and alarming DNS attack is a prime example of this kind of attack.