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The Bad Guys from Outside: Malware

Chapter Description

In this chapter, you'll learn how malware works and why it presents such a threat to the enterprise. In addition, you learn about the newest sophisticated tactics that malware creators use to trick computer users into downloading their wares.

References

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IronPort Targeted Phishing Overview PPT 061308—Nilesh Bhandari, IronPort.

IronPort Targeted Phishing Security Trends Overview. www.ironport.com/pdf/ironport_targeted_phishing.pdf.

IronPort 2008 Internet Malware Trends Report—Storm and the Future of Social Engineering. http://www.ironport.com/malwaretrends/.

Cisco IntelliShield Cyber Risk Reports. http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/cyberRiskReport.x.

ZDnet Zero Day blog. http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/.

CNet Security News. http://news.cnet.com/security/.

The Spamhaus Project news blog. http://www.spamhaus.org/newsindex.lasso.