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System Security - Chap 2 - Exam 1

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Approximately two out of three malicious Web attacks have been developed using one of four popular attack toolkits
False
Attack toolkits range in price from only $400 to as much as $8,000.
False
Like a virus, a worm needs the user to perform an action such as starting a program or opening an e-mail attachment to start the infection.
False
Removing a rootkit from an infected computer is extremely difficult.
True
Software keyloggers are programs that silently capture all keystrokes, including passwords and sensitive information.
True
The most popular attack toolkit, which has almost half of the attacker toolkit market is ____.
MPack
____ is when an attacker tricks users into giving out information or performing a compromising action.
Social engineering
The two types of malware that have the primary objective of spreading are ____.
viruses and worms
A computer ____ is malicious computer code that reproduces itself on the same computer.
virus
In a(n) ____ infection, a virus injects itself into the program's executable code instead of at the end of the file.
Swiss cheese
Unlike other malware, a ____ is heavily dependent upon the user for its survival.
virus
A ____ virus is loaded into random access memory (RAM) each time the computer is turned on and infects files that are opened by the user or the operating system.
resident
A ____ virus infects the Master Boot Record of a hard disk drive.
boot
A ____ virus infects program executable files.
program
There are almost ____ different Microsoft Windows file extensions that could contain a virus.
70
A ____ is a series of instructions that can be grouped together as a single command and are often used to automate a complex set of tasks or a repeated series of tasks.
macro
A(n) ____ virus adds a program to the operating system that is a malicious copycat version to a legitimate program.
companion
Viruses and worms are said to be self-____.
replicating
A ____ is a program advertised as performing one activity but actually does something else.
Trojan
A ____ is a set of software tools used by an attacker to hide the actions or presence of other types of malicious software, such as Trojans, viruses, or worms.
rootkit
A ____ is a computer program or a part of a program that lies dormant until it is triggered by a specific logical event.
logic bomb
A(n) ____ refers to an undocumented, yet benign, hidden feature, that launches by entering a set of special commands, key combinations, or mouse clicks.
Easter egg
____ is a software program that delivers advertising content in a manner that is unexpected and unwanted by the user.
Adware
____ is an image spam that is divided into multiple images.
GIF layering
____ involves horizontally separating words, although it is still readable by the human eye.
Word splitting
____ uses "speckling" and different colors so that no two spam e-mails appear to be the same.
Geometric variance