This is something unexpected phenomena. It will provide no opportunity for detection. It will happen all of a sudden before one will even get a hint that something wrong is happening. It belongs to a major category of a cyber attack. The cause of this will not be known to the user. It happens when some difficulty is present in the software.
However, users can get prevented from getting their systems being attacked by zero-day by keeping their system up-to-date and use such kind of websites which have good data hiding ability. However, only the attacker will be informed about this action, and thus it is quite dangerous to the software.
Strategies to Detect
Although the detection of zero-day is quite tricky,several strategies have been planned to detect it as much as possible, which includes-Statistics, signature, behavior, and hybrid-based detection. These strategies are somehow helpful in removing the flaws and detect the action of zero-day on our system. Some techniques have also been implemented as our technology grows, which include Content threat removal and access removal. It is advisory to have to use cloud computing for data backup.
Why More Attackers Have Started Using Zero-Day
The zero-day attack comes with all the advantages of attacking the software without anyone knowing it. It generally happens between the time when a vulnerability is exploited till the time the developers find a solution to it. It happens all of a sudden with no indications. As the attacker finds the code before the developers, he uses this code to make a zero-day attack for his benefit.This is indeed a major threat to the security of data, and by this, the attackers manipulate over the concept of data hiding.
The attackers mostly go for zero-day attacks because they are much valuable in the underground market. It cannot be detected fully, and thus, it can’t be revealed, which reduces the danger of the attacker getting caught. Systems are meant to handle only known problems, and therefore, it is a bit difficult for them to manage with the zero-day attacks.