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CompTIA Security+ Exam Cram, Second Edition by Martin Weiss, Kalani K. Hausman, Diane Barrett

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Exam Cram: The Security+ Cram Sheet

This Cram Sheet contains the distilled, key facts about the Security+ exam. Review this information as the last step before you enter the testing center, paying special attention to those areas where you think that you need the most review.

System Security

1. Programming errors can result in system compromise, allowing someone to gain unauthorized privileges, known as privilege escalation.

2. Forms of system security threats include the following:

Viruses—Infect systems and spread copies of themselves

Trojans—Disguise malicious code within apparently useful applications

Logic bombs—Trigger on a particular condition

Worms—Self-replicating forms of other types of malicious code

Bots—Systems that ...

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