CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q985

Which of the following is the BEST reason for placing a password lock on a mobile device?

A. Prevents an unauthorized user from accessing owner’s data
B. Enables remote wipe capabilities
C. Stops an unauthorized user from using the device again
D. Prevents an unauthorized user from making phone calls


Correct Answer: A
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
A password lock on a mobile device is used to prevent an unauthorized user from accessing owner’s data. When a device is turned off either by being manually switched off or by
automatically turning off after a timeout, the device will automatically lock. When you turn the device on, you are prompted to enter a password or numeric code to gain access to the
device.

Incorrect Answers:
B: A password lock is not required to enable remote wipe capabilities. Therefore, this answer is incorrect.
C: A password lock does not stop an unauthorized user from using the device ‘again’; it stops the unauthorized user using the device in the first place. Therefore, this answer is
incorrect.
D: A password lock does stop an unauthorized user from making phone calls on a mobile phone. However, this is not the BEST answer. An unauthorized user accessing your data is
more of a concern than the user making phone calls on your mobile phone. Therefore, this answer is incorrect.