Define security attack. Discuss in a nutshell the different types of security attack with suitable figure.
Subject Computer and Network Security
NU Year Set: 1.(b) Marks: 7 Year: 2014

System and Network Technology is a key technology for a wide variety of applications. It is a critical requirement in
current situation networks, there is a significant lack of security methods that can be easily implemented. There
exists a “communication gap” between the developers of security technology and developers of networks. Network
design is a developed process that depends on the Open Systems Interface (OSI) model.

  1. Denial-of-service (DoS) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks
  2. Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack
  3. Phishing and spear phishing attacks
  4. Drive-by attack
  5. Password attack
  6. SQL injection attack
  7. Cross-site scripting (XSS) attack
  8. Eavesdropping attack
  9. Birthday attack
  10. Malware attack
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