Security-CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FCO-U51) Certification Exam
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A user has a username and password to log onto a banking website. The user would like to keep access to the account as secure as possible. Which of the following security best practices should the user follow? (Select TWO).
Create a complex password & Change the default password
A user, Ann, is experiencing slow browsing on a website she frequently visits that displays constant pop-up ads. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
The workstation has been infected with malware
A laptop owner, Ann, can no longer see web pages when she opens her browser, and she can only see her search bars and plug-ins. Which of the following is the MOST likely source of this issue?
The downloaded toolbars are filling the browser screen
Which of the following is the MOST sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and should be shared cautiously and only with trusted resources?
Mother's maiden name
A user will be traveling with a smartphone that contains confidential information. Which of the following should be disabled? (Select TWO).
Bluetooth & NFC
A technician wants to minimize the risk of having third parties track previously visited web pages. Which of the following should be performed in the Internet browser's settings? (Select TWO).
Remove cookies & Clear history
When setting up a new device, there are multiple features available that will never be used. Which of the following should the user do to make the new device more secure?
Remove or disable the unnecessary features.
Joe, a user, saves a document to a flash drive on his computer in order to print the document from a public computer kiosk. After returning home and reinserting the flash drive in his computer, the security software identifies an infected file on the flash drive. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the infection?
The public workstation was infected and passed the virus to the flash drive.
A user is browsing the Internet when suddenly a threatening message appears on screen demanding a payment in order to avoid the system being disabled. Which of the following BEST describes this type of malware infection?
Which of the following is an example of ransomware?
A user is asked to pay a fee for a password to unlock access to their files.
An employee, Joe, forgot his laptop at the airport. Joe is worried about unauthorized access. Which of the following BEST protects against data theft in this instance?
Full disk encryption
Multiple laptops that contain confidential data are stolen from a company. Which of the following is a likely policy change resulting from this incident?
Enabling full disk encryption
A user receives an email formatted to appear as if the bank sent it. The email explains that the user must confirm the name, address, and social security number listed on the bank account. Which of the following BEST describes the security threat taking place?
A user, Ann, is concerned about theft of her laptop and does not want a thief to have easy access to all of her banking and email. Which of the following precautions could be taken to mitigate this issue?
Disable autofill functionality within the web browser
A user is configuring a new wireless router. Which of the following should be done to ensure that unauthorized changes cannot be made?
Change the administrator password
Which of the following would BEST be described as password best practices? (Select THREE).
Limiting password reuse, Use of long passwords, Use of special characters
A user, Ann, receives a call asking for her password to troubleshoot a problem. Which of the following describes this type of security threat?
Malware that has an embedded keylogger to capture all of the keystrokes and steal logins is considered:
Which of the following are best practices when it comes to using a computer in a public location? (Select TWO).
Disable the save password function on web pages & Make sure to logout of websites when done.
Joe, a user, wishes to allow his roommate to access his personal computer for Internet browsing, but does not want his roommate to have the ability to make changes to the system. Which of the following BEST describes the type of account Joe should create for his roommate?
A user is configuring a SOHO wireless router. The user should change the router's default administrator password for which of the following reasons?
To prevent unauthorized configuration changes
Ann, a user, is doing her daily job on her company laptop at a coffee shop. She opens an Internet browser and tries to go to her home page. Instead, she is sent to an unfamiliar website. She clears all temporary files and deletes the history, but this continues to occur. Which of the following is the cause of the problem?
Her computer is infected with adware and is redirecting her browser to another site.
An attacker cracks a user's password for all social media, email, and bank accounts. The user needs to change the passwords for all these accounts. Which of the following should the user do in the future to prevent this from happening?
Avoid credential reuse
While browsing the Internet, a user receives a warning regarding the display of mixed content. The address bar includes https, and the lock symbol is showing. Which of the following does this warning indicate about the website?
It contains both secure and non-secure parts.
A technician is typing the password to logon to a system. A user is standing in close proximity to the technician and is able to see the password being typed. Which of the following BEST describes this situation?
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