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Common Malware Behavior

Improve your malware-hunting skills with a course on injection types, network functions and other fundamentals of malware behavior.

15 videos  //  55 minutes of training

Course overview

Any hunter knows that you need to watch your target before you pounce. This fifteen-video course on common malware behaviors will help make an engineer an even better malware hunter: beginning with downloaders and backdoors, you’ll look at process replacement, registry persistence, Trojanized system binaries, network functions and five different types of injection. Explore not just the whats but the whys with an important module on the goals of network analysis, and get comfortable with malware types such as RATs, Trojans, credential stealers, keyloggers and more.

Course syllabus

Downloaders and BackdoorsDuration: 8:37

Credential StealersDuration: 8:06

Process InjectionDuration: 2:26

DLL InjectionDuration: 3:18

Direct InjectionDuration: 1:31

Process ReplacementDuration: 1:39

Hook InjectionDuration: 4:12

APC InjectionDuration: 1:49

Registry PersistenceDuration: 4:16

SvchostEXEDuration: 2:35

Trojanized System BinariesDuration: 2:52

DLL Load Order HijackingDuration: 2:41

Goals of Network AnalysisDuration: 2:55

Network FunctionsDuration: 3:03

IP Addresses Protocols and PortsDuration: 5:11

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.

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