CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q785

Which of the following will allow Pete, a security analyst, to trigger a security alert because of a tracking cookie?

A. Network based firewall
B. Anti-spam software
C. Host based firewall
D. Anti-spyware software

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

Spyware monitors a user’s activity and uses network protocols to reports it to a third party without the user’s knowledge. This is usually accomplished using a tracking cookie.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A firewall protects a system from possible attack over a network by restricting or filtering the types of communications that are allowed to pass into the system. It does not detect
tracking cookies.
B: A spam filter is a software or hardware solution used to identify and block, filter, or remove unwanted messages sent via email or instant messaging (IM). It does not block tracking
C: A host-based firewall is installed on a client system and is used to protect the client system from the activities of the user as well as from communication from the network or

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 5-6, 18-19, 300
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 246