CompTIA Server+ Exam Prep

Category - Server+

John observes that a server in his network has a program running on it that bypasses authorization. Which type of attack has occurred?
  1. DoS
  2. DDoS
  3. Social engineering
  4. Back door
Answer - D - When a program running on a server bypasses authorization, it is obvious that a back door attack is in progress.

Key Takeaway: In a back door attack, a program or service is placed on a server to bypass normal security procedures. A back door is a program that is designed to hide itself inside a target host. It allows the installing user access to the system at a later time without using normal authorization or vulnerability exploitation.
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