Computer Security Interview Questions
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 Why would you want to use SSH from a Windows pc?

1 2787

What’s the difference between Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption?

1 1478

What is SSL and why is it not enough when it comes to encryption?

1 3857

 How would you find out what a POST code means?

1 1441

 What is the difference between a Black Hat and a White Hat?

1 1268

You need to reset a password-protected BIOS configuration. What do you do?

1 1158

What is XSS?

1 1141

How would you login to Active Directory from a Linux or Mac box?


 What are salted hashes?

1 1065

What do you think of social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn?

1 1298

What are the three ways to authenticate a person?

1 2762

How would you judge if a remote server is running IIS or Apache?

2 3206

What is data protection in transit vs data protection at rest?

1 1855

 You see a user logging in as root to perform basic functions. Is this a problem?

1 2303

How do you protect your home Wireless Access Point?

1 1101

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I run an SMB. I have 4 people in my entire company and a web-based store. I don’t have the time, patience or manpower to have a computer guy. Why should I care about exploits and computer jibberish?


How would you login to Active Directory from a Linux or Mac box?


What is dora process in DHCP and how it works?


I’m the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I make more in an afternoon than you make in a year. I don’t care about this stupid security stuff, it just costs time and money and slows everything down. Why should I care about this junk?


1. Assume that passwords are selected from four-character combination of 26 alphabetic characters. Assume that an adversary is able to attempt passwords at a rate of one per second. a. Assuming no feedback to the adversary until each attempt has been completed, what is the expected time to recover the correct password? b. Assuming feedback to the adversary flagging an error as each incorrect character is entered, what is the expected time to discover the correct password?


What is the difference between a virus and a trojan?


A phonetic password generator picks two segments randomly for each six-letter password. The form of each segment is CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant), where V= < a, e, i, o, u > and C = (V.) ̅ What is the total password population? What is the probability of an adversary guessing a password correctly?


What is residual risk?


 What is Exfiltration?