Learn About SY0-201 – CompTIA Security+ (2008 Objectives)

These questions are based on SY0-201 – CompTIA Security+ (2008 Objectives)
A Self Test Software Practice Test

Objective: Systems Security.
SubObjective: Implement security applications.

Multiple Answer, Multiple Choice

Which two options represent active measures taken to protect against hacker attacks? (Choose two.)

A.    Logging.
B.    Deception.
C.    Connection termination.
D.    Notification.

Answer:
B, C

Tutorial:
Deception and connection termination represent active measures taken to protect against hacker attacks. A honeypot is an example of a deception measure; it is set up on a network to lure attackers to attack, and to deceive attackers into attacking specific areas that present limited liability to the network. Connection termination automatically breaks connections that meet criteria indicative of an attack, and blocks subsequent connection attempts to the compromised point of access.

Logging and notification are examples of passive responses to hacker attacks, not active responses.

Reference:
Countermeasures, http://www.iss.net/security_center/advice/Countermeasures/default.htm

Objective: Network Infrastructure.
SubObjective: Explain the vulnerabilities and mitigations associated with network devices.

Single Answer, Multiple Choice

A user reports that she is unable to access a file server. You discover that there are numerous open connections on the file server from several servers and routers.

Which type of attack has affected the file server?

A.    Man-in-the-middle attack.
B.    Denial-of-service (DoS) attack.
C.    Back door attack.
D.    Privilege escalation.

Answer:
B

Tutorial:
The file server has become the victim of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. Because multiple routers and servers are involved the attack, a distributed DoS (DDoS) attack…


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