What occurs on a computer when data goes beyond the limits of a buffer?

IT Questions BankCategory: Cybersecurity EssentialsWhat occurs on a computer when data goes beyond the limits of a buffer?

What occurs on a computer when data goes beyond the limits of a buffer?

  • an SQL injection
  • cross-site scripting
  • a buffer overflow
  • a system exception

Explanation: A buffer overflow occurs by changing data beyond the boundaries of a buffer and can lead to a system crash, data compromise, or cause escalation of privileges.

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