Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 14 Sep 2014, 18:29

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A standard problem for computer security is that passwords

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Dec 2005
Posts: 103
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

A standard problem for computer security is that passwords [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 05:40
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 5 sessions
A standard problem for computer security is that passwords that have to be typed on a computer keyboard are comparatively easy for unauthorized users to steal or guess. A new system that relies on recognizing the voices of authorized users apparently avoids this problem. In a small initial trial, the system never incorrectly accepted someone seeking access to the computer’s data. Clearly, if this result can be repeated in an operational setting, then there will be a way of giving access to those people who are entitled to access and to no one else.

The reasoning above is flawed because it
(A) makes a faulty comparison, in that a security system based on voice recognition would not be expected to suffer from the same problems as one that relied on passwords entered from a keyboard
(B) bases a general conclusion on a small amount of data
(C) fails to recognize that a security system based on voice recognition could easily have applications other than computer security
(D) ignores the possibility that the system sometimes denies access to people who are entitled to access
(E) states its conclusion in a heavily qualified way

Can you pls explain ur thinking? Thanks.
_________________

JAI HIND!

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 14 Sep 2005
Posts: 998
Location: South Korea
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 05:48
A standard problem for computer security is that passwords that have to be typed on a computer keyboard are comparatively easy for unauthorized users to steal or guess. A new system that relies on recognizing the voices of authorized users apparently avoids this problem. In a small initial trial, the system never incorrectly accepted someone seeking access to the computer’s data. Clearly, if this result can be repeated in an operational setting, then there will be a way of giving access to those people who are entitled to access and to no one else.

The reasoning above is flawed because it

(A) makes a faulty comparison, in that a security system based on voice recognition would not be expected to suffer from the same problems as one that relied on passwords entered from a keyboard

>> You can never steal or guess someone else's voice. Thus the comparison is not faulty. (Incorrect)

(B) bases a general conclusion on a small amount of data

>> It is true that the conclusion of the stem is based on a small initial trial, but the stem does not draw its conclusion directly from the initial trial. Its conclusion is effective, as is already shown in the stem, under a certain condition - "if the same result can be repeated in operational settings". (Incorrect)

(C) fails to recognize that a security system based on voice recognition could easily have applications other than computer security

>> What's wrong with easily having applications? This seems out of scope. (Incorrect)

(D) ignores the possibility that the system sometimes denies access to people who are entitled to access

>> I guess this is the best answer. Even though it is true that the voice security system can dispel unauthorized access, it would not be useful if it sometimes denies access to authorized people. (Correct)

(E) states its conclusion in a heavily qualified way

>> It does not. (Incorrect)
_________________

Auge um Auge, Zahn um Zahn :twisted: !

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Dec 2005
Posts: 103
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 06:23
Thanks for your explanation! I chose answer A as i thought voice and passwords being two separare processes, comparison is not accurate.
But now D seems more proper.
_________________

JAI HIND!

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1816
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 15:00
So is D the OA?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Dec 2005
Posts: 103
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 15:52
Yup..OA is D!
_________________

JAI HIND!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Jul 2012
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: A standard problem for computer security is that passwords [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2012, 21:10
Answer: D

In the conclusion it states "...then there will be a way of giving access to those peole who are entitled to access and to no one else."

It never says that it can properly give access to those it's intended for.

Dude, these questions suck. For example, this problem. Therefore, they should not put problems like this on exams.
Re: A standard problem for computer security is that passwords   [#permalink] 13 Jul 2012, 21:10
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic A password of a computer used five digits where they are fro aniketb 7 06 May 2014, 06:23
Advice from a computer security expert alejandroMSc2014 1 12 May 2013, 05:44
Experts publish their posts in the topic Warning that computers in the United States are not secure, maheshsrini 1 31 Dec 2011, 21:11
7 Experts publish their posts in the topic Warning that computers in the United States are not secure, sandalphon 28 08 Nov 2005, 05:13
A computer password consists of two letters, which are MA 8 08 Feb 2005, 22:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A standard problem for computer security is that passwords

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.