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CompTIA security plus SY0 401 test 4

This free CompTIA Security+ practice exam covers basic knowledge in the field of Information Systems Security. To pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, a candidate will need knowledge in Network Security, Compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, access control and identity management, cryptography, and application, data, and host security. This free practice test will test your knowledge and readiness for the CompTIA Security+ Examination.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)

A DoS attack can be defined as what?

  • A malicious program that "explodes" or attacks when a specific event happens, such as visiting a certain website.
  • A website disguising itself as another website, in an attempt to steal a username/password combination.
  • A type of program that infects an OS, and spreads itself across the network.
  • Causing loss of availability to a service, normally by overloading it with large amounts of data.

The employees at the company you work for are complaining about receiving a lot of emails advertising services and goods. What are they experiencing?

  • Spam
  • Whaling
  • Phishing
  • Bluesnarfing

Which of the following choices can be described as a type of social engineering?

  • Vishing
  • MAC Spoofing
  • Xmas Attack
  • DDoS

Which of the following descriptions best defines the principle of implicit deny?

  • Deny all traffic
  • Deny all traffic unless explicitly granted access
  • Allow all traffic
  • None of the above

You have been tasked with finding and installing an enterprise SNMP solution. Which of the following properly describes the purpose and use of SNMP?

  • To transfer emails from server to server, using TCP port 25.
  • Automates network configuration settings such as IP address, subnet masks, and default gateways
  • Used to assign ports to private IPs, allowing a network to all use one public IP
  • Remotely monitor network equipment, such as switches and routers.

Which of the following options can be used to verify data integrity?

  • MD5
  • RAID 0
  • AES
  • Blowfish

A network or host designed to attract malicious users away from actual sensitive materials, is known as what?

  • Black box
  • Honeypot
  • Rogue access point
  • Botnet

Which of the following protocols is a tunnel encryption used as a secure alternative to telnet?

  • SSH
  • Blowfish
  • SSL
  • TLS

Which of the following standard protocols utilizes the 802.11i standard?

  • WEP
  • PNAC
  • WEP2
  • WPA2

Which of the following terms involves the sending and receiving of unsolicited messages over Bluetooth?

  • Bluesnarfing
  • Spim
  • BlueJacking
  • Phishing

Which of the following terms describes installing an Operating System inside of a host Operating System?

  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization
  • Container
  • VirtualBox

Which of the following terms would be used when configuring a firewall to allow certain traffic to pass unobstructed?

  • Allowing a session
  • Establishing a tunnel
  • Creating an exception
  • Creating an AP

Several high level executives at a business have been targeted by phishing attacks. Which of the following terms describes this type of phishing?

  • Tailgaiting
  • Phreaking
  • Pharming
  • Whaling

Which networking device makes it very easy for a malicious user to receive and save packets that were not intended for their workstation?

  • Bridge
  • Router
  • Switch
  • HUB

PKI uses what type of encryption?

  • Asymmetric
  • Symmetric

Why would your business conduct a penetration test on it's network?

  • A business would not do this, it is strictly used for malicious purposes.
  • To passively test network security
  • As a final step in security on network, to prove it is safe
  • To attempt to break security measures, in an effort to fix them.

Using programming or scripting in an input field, in an attempt to find a vulnerability, is known as what?

  • Patching
  • Injection
  • Hardening
  • Spoofing

Which of the following is not an example of biometric authentication?

  • Finger print scanner
  • Voice authentication
  • Smart card
  • Retina Scanner

Which of the following terms properly describes the term Wardriving?

  • Port Scanning a wifi network
  • Uses chalk or paint to mark unsecured WAPs
  • Pentesting
  • Scanning for unsecured WAPs while in a vehicle.

You are creating a new network for your company, you only want to purchase one public IP but have many hosts that will be on the network. What will ensure this is possible?

  • HIDS
  • NAC
  • PAT
  • DMZ

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