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CompTIA® Security+™: Study Guide, Fifth Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Securing Workstations and Servers

Workstations are particularly vulnerable in a network. Most modern workstations, regardless of their operating systems, communicate using services such as file sharing, network services, and applications programs. Many of these programs have the ability to connect to other workstations or servers.

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Because a network generally consists of a minimal number of servers and a large number of workstations, it’s often easier for a hacker to find an unsecure workstation and enter there first. Once the hacker has gained access to the workstation, it becomes easier to access the network since they’re now inside the firewall. ...

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