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Malware or a malicious software is designed to harm user’s computer systems in multiple ways. Over the years, hackers and attackers have implemented various methods to inject viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware to collapse a computer system. To combat against the current age malware, you must know how a malware function and what techniques attackers use to launch a malware within a system.

Some advanced malware techniques include:

  • Privilege Escalation is how a malware attempts to increase its reach within the system.
  • Persistence Methods keep malware in execution state for a longer time.
  • Data Encoding basically explores ways to hide the intent of the malware.
  • Covert launching techniques help in launching malware in the most stealthy manner.

Out of the three, privilege escalation is a network intrusion method where malware can enter the system via programming errors or design flaws. With the help of these channels, the attacker can have a direct access to the network and its associated data and applications.

Watch the video below by Munir Njenga to know all about privilege escalation and its types in depth using real world examples.


About Munir Njengar

Munir is a technology enthusiast, cybersecurity consultant, and researcher.

His skills and competencies stem from his active involvement in engagements that deliver advisory services such as network security reviews, security course development, training and capacity building, mobile and internet banking security reviews (BSS, MSC, HLR/AUC, IN, NGN, GGSN/SGSN), web applications, and network attack and penetration testing.

To know more about privilege Escalation and to learn other malware analysis methods, check out our course titled ‘Advanced Malware Analysis’ to which this video belongs.

A Data science fanatic. Loves to be updated with the tech happenings around the globe. Loves singing and composing songs. Believes in putting the art in smart.