CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q788

Which of the following is a vulnerability associated with disabling pop-up blockers?

A. An alert message from the administrator may not be visible
B. A form submitted by the user may not open
C. The help window may not be displayed
D. Another browser instance may execute malicious code

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

Explanation
Pop-up blockers prevent websites from opening new browser windows without the users consent. These are often used for advertisements but can also be used to distribute malicious
code.

Incorrect Answers:
A, B, C: Pop-up windows are browser windows that are opened without the consent of the user. They are not alert messages, forms or the help window.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 246
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 222