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Exam SEC504 topic 1 question 91 discussion

Actual exam question from SANS's SEC504
Question #: 91
Topic #: 1
[All SEC504 Questions]

Which of the following is the best method of accurately identifying the services running on a victim host?

  • A. Use of the manual method of telnet to each of the open ports.
  • B. Use of a port scanner to scan each port to confirm the services running.
  • C. Use of hit and trial method to guess the services and ports of the victim host.
  • D. Use of a vulnerability scanner to try to probe each port to verify which service is running.
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Suggested Answer: A 🗳️

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eskimolander
2 years, 7 months ago
Nmap port scanning will retrieve this informationautomatically. Should it be B?
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anonyuser
2 months, 3 weeks ago
agree Port scanners are specifically designed tools to probe target systems and identify open ports, which often correlate with services running on the host. By scanning each port, the port scanner can provide a comprehensive list of services running on the victim host, allowing for accurate identification without the guesswork or limitations of manual methods.
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