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1

What option on iOS protects email and other apps’ data at-rest by using encryption?

The “Data Protection” option

2

What type of encryption is used by mobile applications to encrypt data in-transit?

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is an implementation of asymmetric encryption used by mobile applications for encrypting data in-transit.

3

What password length is acceptable for an ordinary user account?

Nine to twelve characters

4

What type of password attack involves comparing encrypted passwords against a predetermined list of possible password values?

A dictionary attack

5

How can an administrator help make sure that a stolen password cannot be misused indefinitely?

Configuring a password expiration period

6

Which scenario is an example a stealing a password via a brute-force attack?

An attacker uses password-cracking software to attempt every possible alphanumeric password combination.

7

What is a weakness of password managers?

A user must trust that the application storing the passwords is secure and cannot be cracked.