If you’re planning to take the Security+ exam, you might like to remember this key point.
Account lockout policies thwart some password attacks, such as brute force and dictionary attackers. Many applications and devices have default passwords. These should be changed before putting the application or device into service.
This is one of the Remember This blocks from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-601 Study Guide. As a study habit, I encourage readers to repeat these key points to themselves as often as possible. The more you repeat the information, the more likely you are to remember it when you take the exam.
The CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-601 Study Guide provides additional information needed to fully understand this key point.
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