CISSP Practice question #157

Which type of attacks is salting designed to mitigate?
A: Brute force.
B: Physical access.
C: Rainbow tables.
D: Smurf attacks.

CBK 5: Identity and Access Management
Source: practice tests


C: Salt (salting): Random data that is used as an additional input to a one-way function that hashes a password or passphrase. The primary function of salts is to defend against dictionary attacks or a pre-compiled rainbow table attack.

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