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The Trojan horse looked like one thing (a gift from the gods) but was something else (a vehicle for soldiers, which led to the destruction of the city of Troy). Similarly, Trojan horse software looks like one thing but is something else. A popular type of Trojan horse today is rogueware. Rogueware is a fake program that advertises a specific function, such as AV. The program will alert the user that their computer is infected and will then ask for payment in order to remove the threat. The program’s intention is to solicit the payment, and whether or not a threat exists on the machine is never actually checked.
Of course, if SMTP is required by the website, it’s a necessary protocol. In our example, SMTP isn’t needed. O HTTP S HTTP Server with Minimized Attack Surface F i g u r e 1 . 5 Minimizing the attack surface of a server There’s an added benefit to reducing the attack surface. If there are fewer protocols running on a system, there is less to manage. The administrator only needs to focus on the installed protocols. Unfortunately, when all the extra protocols are running, A server with a reduced attack surface is still subject to attack.
Chapter 1 • Understanding Core Security Principles 6 Organizations keep a copy of backups in a separate geographical location, such as a separate building. This ensures that the organization can recover from a major catastrophe such as a fire. Organizations implement sophisticated backup plans to ensure that they have copies of all their important data. Additionally, organizations with mature backup plans maintain a copy of data off-site. Fault-tolerant or redundant technologies can be built into systems at multiple levels.