Practice Test Question-Penetration Testing

Practice Test Question-Penetration Testing

Practice Test Question-Penetration Testing

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Alan is assessing the results of a penetration test and discovered that the attackers managed to install a back door on one of his systems. What activity were the attackers most likely engaged in when they installed the back door?

A. Pivoting
B. Privilege Escalation
C. Lateral Movement
D. Persistence

Correct Answer: D

Back doors are an example of a persistence technique. They are designed to allow the attacker to regain access to the system even after the original flaw they exploited is patched. Pivoting and lateral movement techniques are used to switch targets after gaining initial access to an environment. Privilege escalation techniques are used to gain administrative privileges after obtaining access to a standard user account


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