A zero-day attack exploits a security vulnerability in computer software or hardware, even before a specific preventive measure or patch exists for that vulnerability. Zero-day attacks come from criminal hackers who have taken advantage of a previously unknown vulnerability in the computer software or hardware.
A zero-day vulnerability is considered as an essential element when developing an application to be efficient and secure. Even today, several zero-day vulnerabilities exist in the wild, with no patches available to prevent hackers from exploiting it.
WannaCry infection is a great example of a zero-day attack. WannaCry infection and the humiliation it brought to the several large companies by security breaches have increased awareness of emerging threats (zero-day attacks) among general public and organizations as well. Here are some of the impacts of zero-day attacks.
Zero-day attacks can have a wide range of impacts on your online presence. Some of its effects include wasted time, degradation of your brand, revenue loss, to name a few.
How do you fix a Zero-day vulnerability?
Timely release of the security patch for the zero-day exploits depends on the developers, i.e., how quickly developers of vulnerable software can come up with a patch in case of an exploit.
Protect Your Applications Using Comodo SecureBox
Comodo SecureBox can successfully ‘contain’ even the new types of malware including zero-day malware and offers a zero friction for end-user usability.
Comodo SecureBox platform delivers a holistic and innovative Containment technology to protect your applications across devices. It can help you defend against even the most sophisticated cyber attacks including zero-day attacks. It comes with unique containment technology which works by keeping the unknown threats or zero-day malware under control or within certain limits. The unknown files or malware are made to run in a controlled operating system environment, thus limiting the resources and the spread of infection.
Hackers make use of zero-day vulnerabilities, malware, worms, and spyware to gain unauthorized access, phishing, and theft activities. Wireless computing is prone to online threats and vulnerabilities hence, implementing adequate security measures to safeguard sensitive data is increasingly important.
Comodo SecureBox prevents malware infection, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, keylogging, SSL sniffing and other unauthorized access to your business-critical applications.
Can your organization or application survive a more advanced and sophisticated zero-day attack with its current security measures? If your application gets compromised, cybercriminals can gain access to your corporate networks and sensitive information.
To secure your applications and to prevent cyber attacks including zero-day attacks, we recommend using Comodo SecureBox.