N/APosted on - 12/24/2014
What are zero day attacks? Why is it known as zero day? What exactly is under threat from zero day attacks? What is an Expoit Wednesday ? What is the relevance of the term? What is the process which is currently in place to eliminate these kinds of attacks? What is zero day protection?
Can zero day attacks be prevented.If yes, how?
A zero day attack is a security hole in software which is not known to the vendor. The hackers exploit this security hole before the vendor comes to know about it and hurries to fix that. This type of exploit is called zero day attack. Even though the security patch is provided, exploitations may also be seen after that also. The exploiters analyzes the patches and attacks the systems which are not patched yet. This is called “Exploit Wednesday”. So zero day protection provides the ability to protect from zero day exploits. Sometimes this protection may also get fail.