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CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-401, 3rd Edition by James M. Stewart

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Chapter 3Threats and Vulnerabilities

CompTIA Security+ exam objectives covered in this chapter include the following:

  1. correct 3.1 Explain types of malware.
    • Adware
    • Virus
    • Spyware
    • Trojan
    • Rootkits
    • Backdoors
    • Logic bomb
    • Botnets
    • Ransomware
    • Polymorphic malware
    • Armored virus
  2. correct 3.2 Summarize various types of attacks.
    • Man-in-the-middle
    • DDoS
    • DoS
    • Replay
    • Smurf attack
    • Spoofing
    • Spam
    • Phishing
    • Spim
    • Vishing
    • Spear phishing
    • Xmas attack
    • Pharming
    • Privilege escalation
    • Malicious insider threat
    • DNS poisoning and ARP poisoning
    • Transitive access
    • Client-side attacks
    • Password ...

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