Which type of attack takes advantage of vulnerabilities in servers to grant unauthorized users higher than approved levels of access?

IT Questions BankCategory: IoT SecurityWhich type of attack takes advantage of vulnerabilities in servers to grant unauthorized users higher than approved levels of access?

Which type of attack takes advantage of vulnerabilities in servers to grant unauthorized users higher than approved levels of access?

  • privilege escalation
  • default login
  • backdoor installation
  • buffer overflow

Explanation: Privilege escalation is an exploit where vulnerabilities in servers or access control systems are exploited to grant unauthorized users higher levels of privilege than they should have. After the privilege is granted, a threat actor can access sensitive information or take control of a system.

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