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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

A security auditor finds that certain accounts, intended to have standard user permissions, are executing commands that typically require admin rights. Further investigation reveals these accounts have been added to a group with elevated privileges. Which situation does this observation most accurately reflect?

  • Service disruption caused by frequent account lockouts

  • Privilege escalation due to unauthorized changes in group memberships

  • Unauthorized access from unchanged default account passwords

  • Data exposure from compromised encryption protocols

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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