220-802 A+ Answer Security Vulnerability

Here’s the Answer to the Question posted on Facebook

Q. Of the following choices, what is the MOST likely security vulnerability related to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets?

A. Updates


C. Email

D. Theft

Answer available until October 7, 2015.

Answer: D is correct. The most likely security vulnerability from the available choices is theft because mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are small and easy to steal.

A is incorrect. Updates help prevent security vulnerabilities.

B is incorrect. A global positioning system (GPS) helps locate lost devices and isn’t considered a security vulnerability.

C is incorrect. While some threats such as phishing and malware can come through email, email itself isn’t a security vulnerability. Also, phishing isn’t unique to mobile devices but instead is a security vulnerability related to uneducated users, no matter what type of device they use to access email.

Objective: 3.3 Compare and contrast methods for securing mobile devices.

See Chapter 9 of the CompTIA A+ Training Kit (ISBN 978-0735662681) by Darril Gibson.

CompTIA A+ Training Kit (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) (Microsoft Press Training Kit)

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