blended threat


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blended threat

Using several techniques to attack a computer system or network. After all, why adopt just one method when viruses, worms, Trojans and software vulnerabilities used in clever combinations can help to ensure that more systems are compromised and more people are harmed? See virus, worm, Trojan and vulnerability.
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SurfControl plc is a world leading Internet Security company delivering multiple layers of threat protection to shield organizations against complex blended threats.
To protect your enterprise from the new generation of blended threats, you need to take a look at the security strategies you currently have in place.
In contrast, Sadmind, a blended threat, defaced thousands of Web sites.
Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, zombies, distributed denial-of-service attacks, hacking, blended threats are all out there, and many can hitch rides with e-mails, downloads and electronic transmissions, including instant messages.
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The architecture protects against intrusions and malicious code, network infrastructure attacks, application exploits, scans, probes, denial-of-service attempts, backdoors, buffer overflow attempts and blended threats, like MS Blaster and SQL Slammer.