CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q778

Which of the following would prevent a user from installing a program on a company-owned mobile device?

A. White-listing
B. Access control lists
C. Geotagging
D. Remote wipe


Correct Answer: A
Section: Application, Data and Host Security

Explanation:
Application whitelisting is a form of application security which prevents any software from running on a system unless it is included on a preapproved exception list.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Access Control Lists (ACLs) define the level of access logged on users have to resources. It does not prevent users from installing applications on a device.
C: Geo-tagging is the process of embedding the GPS coordinates in image files and images taken using a smartphone or a digital camera. The geotagged information accompanying
the image allows anyone to discover the precise location where the image was taken.
D: Remote wipe is the process of deleting data on a device in the event that the device is stolen. This is performed over remote connections such as the mobile phone service or the
internet connection and helps ensure that sensitive data is not accessed by unauthorized people.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 236, 340
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 236