Chapter 10 Quiz


What are the three categories (or factors) of authentication in multi-part authentication schemes?


First Factor: Something the person knows, like a password or a PIN.

Second Factor: Something the person has, like a computer chip on a card or cell phone

Third Factor: Something the person is - also known as Biometrics. This could could include a retinal scan or a fingerprint reader


  1. If passwords have "outlived their usefulness as a seruious security device" why are they still used so often?
  2. The book mentions SSH as being a good alternitive to many other things such as telnet, what makes SSH such a good replacement?
  3. Why is it so important to learn about the lineage of Unix?
  4. What makes Account management so important to security
Topic revision: r2 - 2014-03-10 - JimSkon
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