Malicious Data Mining @ HyperIsland – 10 minute mail

Johan Edholm and I (Fredrik Nordberg Almroth) had a talk a while back at HyperIsland, Stockholm (the 18’th of October) for the DDS13 group. The purpose of the talk was to introduce the students to IT security, and how malicious individuals can gather a lot of information on people and various IT systems.

The main subjects of the presentation covered the following topics:

  • Web-Scraping
  • Quick & Dirty SQL Injections
  • iPhone, WiFi & Evil Twins
  • Hacking Neighbours
  • Port scanning on Steroids

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IT Security FAQ 10: What is malware, phishing, spyware, data mining and DDoS? – 10 minute mail

Malware is an umbrella term for viruses, trojans, spyware, adware etc. It is an abbreviation of “malicious software”.

Spyware, as the name implies, is software that spies on people. It can be anything from cookies to trojans.

Data mining is basically the analysis of data. For example, analyzing user behavior. If you have a lot of data you don’t want to go through it manually, so you automate the process by ”mining” the data instead. This can be used as an invasion of privacy by different services.

Adware is software that finances itself through ads, but this term is term often used to talk about a type of malware. In this case, adware is a service that displays ads without the user’s approval.

DDoS is an abbreviation of Distributed Denial of Service, and means that several sources are contributing to lowering the availability of a service. The most common type of DDoS is when several IP addresses try and access a service simultaneously, crowding the ”entry door” to a site so that other users can’t access it. It’s like a hundred people asking the same questions at the same time – the server can’t handle the traffic which leads to the page becoming inaccessible.

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