Identify the name of attack.
|Description: Its a quiz to identify the type of attack|
|Number of Questions: 6|
|Created by: Aliensbrain Bot|
|Tags: security technology|
Alice access the following URL : http://www.testrun.com/%2e/2e%2e%2e@2e%2f/etc/passwd What is the name of the attack ?
Name the attack: Technique used to access files and directories stored outside web root folder
Name the attack: A software that uses a security hole to carry out an attack before the developer knows about the vulnerability.
Name the attack: Hacker sends an e-mail that claims you have won a prize and all you have to do is click this link to claim your prize.
To answer this question, you need to understand different types of attacks. Let's go through each option to understand why it is correct or incorrect:
A. Session Hijacking - This attack involves stealing or hijacking a user's session to gain unauthorized access to a system. It is not relevant to the scenario described in the question.
B. XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) - This attack involves injecting malicious scripts into a website to steal sensitive information or perform unauthorized actions on behalf of the user. In the given scenario, the hacker is tricking the user into clicking a link, which could potentially lead to a malicious website or the execution of malicious scripts. Therefore, XSS is the correct answer.
C. HTTP Response Splitting - This attack involves manipulating the response headers of a web server to inject malicious content. It is not relevant to the scenario described in the question.
D. HTML Injection - This attack involves injecting malicious HTML code into a website to manipulate its content or execute unauthorized actions. While the scenario in the question involves clicking a link, it does not specifically mention injecting HTML code. Therefore, HTML Injection is not the correct answer.
The correct answer is B) XSS (Cross-Site Scripting). This option is correct because the scenario described aligns with the concept of tricking the user into clicking a link that could lead to the execution of malicious scripts.