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Different types of attacks

Types of attacks:

Operating System Attacks: 

Finding OS Vulnerabilities and Exploit them For.eg. buffer overflow, un-patched system.

Misconfiguration Attacks: 

Targeted towards databases, networks, web servers, application platforms etc, It Happens due to the misconfiguration of the deployed devices or system.

Application Level Attacks: 

Attacks are targeted towards the installed applications, e.g:  Buffer overflow, cross-site scripting, SQL injection etc.

Shrink Wrap Code Attacks: 

Using default or off the shelf components, it happens if the code/script is not fine-tuned.