CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Q56

A company has implemented the capability to send all log files to a central location by utilizing an encrypted channel. The log files are sent to this location in order to be reviewed. A recent exploit has caused the company’s encryption to become unsecure. Which of the following would be required to resolve the exploit?

A. Utilize a FTP service
B. Install recommended updates
C. Send all log files through SMTP
D. Configure the firewall to block port 22

Correct Answer: B
Section: Network operations

If the encryption is unsecure then we must look for encryption software updates or patches. If they are available we must install them.
As vulnerabilities are discovered, the vendors of the operating systems or applications often respond by releasing a patch. A patch is designed to correct a known bug or fix a known vulnerability in a piece of software.
A patch differs from an update, which, in addition to fixing a known bug or vulnerability, adds one or more features to the software being updated.