Command injection attacks are a form of fileless malware attack. They initiate in RAM, which creates a different target than when hackers attack hard drives. A command injection attack can target applications or networks.
Command injection and other fileless attacks are also known as zero-footprint or non-malware attacks. Their nature makes it easy for traditional anti-virus solutions to miss them. Fileless attacks are becoming more popular. It is estimated that about 1 in 3 attacks have some fileless components. The increase in popularity is due to a combination of their ability to enter a system undetected and the ease of setting up the attack.
Protect Your System From Command Injection Attacks
To stop command injection attacks you need security that recognizes and understands the threat from these attacks. When discussing site security with your provider, ask about their plan to stop command injection attacks as well as file system, cross-site scripting, and SQL injection attacks. The protection should be on all vulnerable areas, including web servers, databases, processes, interpreted code, web apps and compiled code. If your security consultant dismisses the importance of covering all areas of your site or the importance of protection from fileless attacks, look for another security expert.
When protecting your business, you want all-around security. Selecting a company such as Virsec which offers a complete package of protection allows you to put a stop to attacks. They stop threats initially, without requiring updated signatures, interpreting rules or other methods that can leave you unprotected. In return, you get an analysis of the work completed on a per-user basis, including requests and responses from app and web servers and backend databases. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing security or need a total solution, Virsec can provide the security and responsiveness you need.