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Quiz: Security Attacks

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity - General Douglas MacArthur

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a) white hat
b) smurf attack
c) honey pot
d) pulsing zombie
e) Back Orifice
f) shoulder surfing
g) dumpster diving
h) rootkit
i) war driving
j) bucket brigade
k) sandbox
l) Blowfish
m) anonymous FTP
n) brute force
o) hacktivism
p) chaffing and winnowing
q) cracker
r) crosstalk
s) weenie
t) walled garden
u) snoop server
v) Carnivore
1._____ To prevent this simple, but effective, security attack, experts recommend that you shield paperwork or your keypad from view by using your body or cupping your hand.

2. _____In this kind of attack, an intruder might intercept messages in a public key exchange and then retransmit them, substituting their own public key for the requested one.

3._____ This is a computer whose security has been compromised so that it intermittently carries out a denial-of-service attack on other targeted computers.

4._____ In order to identify security risks, you might want to use one of these to place network interfaces into promiscuous mode -- which allows the system to access all the data in each network packet.

5. _____This is a computer system on the Internet that is expressly set up to attract and "trap" people who attempt to penetrate other people's computer systems.

6. _____Created by a group of hackers called the Cult of the Dead Cow, this Windows application allows someone at one computer to control everything on another, remote computer.

7._____ This denial of service attack sends a ping message addressed to an IP broadcast address. Enough pings and resultant echoes can flood the network and make it unusable for real traffic.

8._____ Because the range of a wireless LAN sometimes extends outside a company's office building, a hacker might try to use this technique to obtain a free Internet connection or gain access to company records and other resources.

9._____ A sophisticated intruder might install this collection of tools on a computer in order to mask his or her presence.

10._____ This kind of attack can be tough to prosecute if the intruder insists that their behavior is the equivalent of a protest and should be protected as a form of free speech.








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This was last updated in July 2008

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