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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Cryptographic and Wireless Attacks

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Finding weaknesses in cryptosystems is not simply an exercise for cryptanalysts but also a goal of hackers. This course explores cryptographic and wireless attacks and will prepare you for the Security+ SY0-501 exam.

Target Audience
IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Cryptographic and Wireless Attacks

  • start the course
  • recognize brute-force and dictionary attacks
  • demonstrate brute-force tools
  • describe birthday, known plaintext, and cipher attacks
  • compare online vs. offline attacks
  • define collisions
  • describe downgrade attacks
  • recognize replay attacks
  • specify initialization vector weaknesses
  • compare evil twins and rogue apps
  • describe jamming
  • compare bluejacking and bluesnarfing
  • define WPS attacks
  • recognize disassociation attacks
  • compare RFID and near field communication (NFC)
  • recognize cryptographic and wireless attacks
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