New PDF release: Crimeware. Understanding New Attacks and Defenses

By Markus Jakobsson

ISBN-10: 0321501950

ISBN-13: 9780321501950

“This booklet is the most up-tp-date and accomplished research of the country of net protection threats instantaneously. The evaluate of present concerns and predictions approximately difficulties years away are severe for really knowing crimeware. each involved individual must have a replica and use it for reference.”

—Garth Bruen, undertaking KnujOn Designer


There’s a brand new breed of on-line predators—serious criminals rationale on stealing massive dollars and top-secret information—and their guns of selection are a perilous array of instruments referred to as “crimeware.” With an ever-growing variety of businesses, businesses, and contributors turning to the net to get issues performed, there’s an pressing have to comprehend and stop those on-line threats.


Crimeware: knowing New assaults and Defenses will aid safeguard pros, technical managers, scholars, and researchers comprehend and stop particular crimeware threats. This publication publications you thru the fundamental defense rules, strategies, and countermeasures to maintain you one step sooner than the criminals, despite evolving expertise and strategies. defense specialists Markus Jakobsson and Zulfikar Ramzan have introduced jointly bankruptcy individuals who're among the finest and the brightest within the safety undefined. jointly, they're going to assist you know the way crimeware works, the way to establish it, and the way to avoid destiny assaults earlier than your company’s beneficial info falls into the inaccurate arms. In self-contained chapters that cross into various levels of intensity, the booklet offers a radical evaluation of crimeware, together with not just thoughts widespread within the wild, but in addition principles that to date have in simple terms been visible contained in the laboratory.


With this publication, you will 

  • Understand present and rising protection threats together with rootkits, bot networks, spy ware, spy ware, and click on fraud
  • Recognize the interplay among a number of crimeware threats
  • Gain understanding of the social, political, and felony implications of those threats
  • Learn invaluable countermeasures to forestall crimeware in its tracks, now and within the future
  • Acquire perception into destiny defense developments and threats, and create an efficient safeguard plan

With contributions by means of Gary McGraw, Andrew Tanenbaum, Dave Cole, Oliver Friedrichs, Peter Ferrie, and others.

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System Information Leak. Revealing system data or debugging information helps an adversary learn about the system and form an attack plan. • Trust Boundary Violation. Commingling trusted and untrusted data in the same data structure encourages programmers to mistakenly trust unvalidated data. NET Misconfiguration: Creating Debug Binary. Debugging messages help attakers learn about the system and plan a form of attack. NET Misconfiguration: Missing Custom Error Handling. NET application must enable custom error pages to prevent attackers from mining information from the framework's built-in responses.

For example, a botnet running crimeware can simulate user visitation of web pages and clicking on advertisements, for which the attacker collects payment. Click fraud is discussed in more detail in Chapter 11. 5. Data Ransoming The term ransomware refers to crimeware that renders a compromised computer's data unusable, with the attacker subsequently offering to restore use of the data for a fee. Typically, ransomware achieves this aim by encrypting data on a hard drive, with decryption following if the data's owner pays the ransom.

Often, such software will be polymorphically packed, meaning that some obfuscating transformation will be applied to the involved (binary) files to evade simple signature-based detection by antivirus and anti-malware vendors. In response, some antivirus vendors have developed technologies geared toward behavior-based detection of malicious code [380]. As mentioned earlier, the presence of crimeware can be further obscured by the use of a rootkit, which hides the crimeware to evade detection. Rootkits generally require administrative privileges to install, and they can run in several different ways: • User-mode rootkits replace administrative applications that can monitor system activities with analogous applications that do not report the presence of the crimeware.

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