CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q835

Access mechanisms to data on encrypted USB hard drives must be implemented correctly otherwise:

A. user accounts may be inadvertently locked out.
B. data on the USB drive could be corrupted.
C. data on the hard drive will be vulnerable to log analysis.
D. the security controls on the USB drive can be bypassed.

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

Explanation:
A common access mechanism to data on encrypted USB hard drives is a password. If a weak password is used, someone could guess the password and bypass the security controls
on the USB drive to access the data.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Not configuring a password (or other access mechanism) on an encrypted USB hard drive would not lock out a user account. It would just enable someone to access the data on
the hard drive.
B: Not configuring a password (or other access mechanism) on an encrypted USB hard drive would not corrupt the data. It would just enable someone to access the data on the hard
drive.
C: Not configuring a password (or other access mechanism) on an encrypted USB hard drive would not cause the data on the hard drive will be vulnerable to log analysis. It would just
enable someone to access the data on the hard drive.

References:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/pc-peripheral/114492/group-test-top-7-encrypted-hard-drives/?pn=2