Zero-day threats are the attacks that exploit zero-day vulnerabilities unknown to the developers.
The attack exploits newly discovered vulnerabilities whose solution or patch is not yet available. These attacks target mobile apps, client software, web-based applications, as well as operating systems if their signatures have not appeared in antivirus databases yet.
The recent Zero-day attacks were reported to target organizations like Windows and Zoom. In the attacks on above listed organizations the hackers were able to exploit vulnerabilities which were new for the organization and by the time a patch was prepared the hackers had already made their profit.
Zero-day attacks have been the most common and lethal attacks as the organizations require a decent amount of time to analyze and fix the issue and vulnerability. This time period is utilized by the hackers to perform all the malicious activities they want to fulfill their requirements.
RASP, web application firewall, vulnerability scanning, etc. are some of the measures that can be used to prevent Zero-day attacks. NPAV recommends users to always apply various security layer to your network and system which will detect any malicious activity that is being conducted in them.
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