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Modes of Attack

The modes of attack seem to increase on a daily basis and there's no end in sight. On the assumption that forewarned is forearmed, we offer this quiz. How much do you know about current attack methods?

1. In 2008, attacks on prominent websites exploited this method of embedding one HTML document within another. What is it?
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2. What kind of device is targeted in a SMiSHing attack?
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3. What was the first virus known to have the power to affect hardware?
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4. In this type of attack, malicious coding is hidden beneath apparently legitimate buttons or other clickable content on a website. What is it?
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5. In SSI injection, an attacker might modify the "Last modified" date or other variable value that a server can place in an HTML file. What does SSI stand for?
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6. The Chernobyl virus was an example of this type of attack, which exploits firmware updates. What is it?
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7. What Hannah-Barbera cartoon inspired the name for a denial of service attack that exploits IP broadcast addressing?
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8. This is the theft of information from a wireless device through a high-speed, short-range wireless technology. What is it?
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9. XSS is a security attack in which the attacker exploits locations in source code where users are able to input data. What does XSS stand for?
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10. Adobe released a patch recently when this commonly installed browser plug-in for interactive content was found to be remotely exploitable. What is it?
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This was last updated in July 2009
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