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

Explanation:
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
cookies.
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
Internet.

References:
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