Saturday, May 7, 2016

Can You Identify This Attack

Many attacks target server applications such as those hosted on web servers. Web servers are highly susceptible to several types of attacks. If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, you should have a basic understanding of common server attacks.
For example, can you answer this sample Security+ practice test question?
Q. Checking the logs of a web server, you see the following entry: –[1/Sep/2013:05:20]”GET /index.php?username=ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBBBBBBBBCCCCCCCHTTP/1.1″ “” “Chrome31”
Which of the following is the BEST choice to explain this entry?
A. A SQL injection attack
B. A pharming attack
C. A phishing attack
D. A buffer overflow attack
More, do you know why the correct answer is correct and the incorrect answers are incorrect? The answer and explanation is available at the end of this post.