Chapter 14

Network Threats and Mitigation

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA NETWORK+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 2.5 Given a scenario, install and apply patches and updates
    • OS updates
    • Firmware updates
    • Driver updates
    • Feature changes/updates
    • Major vs minor updates
    • Vulnerability patches
    • Upgrading vs downgrading
      • Configuration backup
  • 3.2 Compare and contrast common network vulnerabilities and threats
    • Attacks/threats
      • Denial of service
        • Distributed DoS
          • Botnet
          • Traffic spike
          • Coordinated attack
        • Reflective/amplified
          • DNS
          • NTP
          • Smurfing
        • Friendly/unintentional DoS
        • Physical attack
          • Permanent DoS
      • ARP cache poisoning
      • Packet/protocol abuse
      • Spoofing
      • Wireless
        • Evil twin
        • Rogue AP
        • War driving
        • War chalking
        • Bluejackng
        • Bluesnarfing
        • WPA/WEP/WPS attacks
      • Brute ...

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