Can You Avoid Phishing?

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Can You Avoid Phishing?

Phishing is a way of illegaly collecting user information. It uses different tricks to make the user believe that the links their are clicking on and the websites they're on are legitimate while the only thing they really do is to send collected data to the phishers. The techniques used by the phishers involve cloning legitimate websites or emails, masking URLs to resemble a legitimate domain or even use a legitimate domain in the URL but redirect the user to a fake website. This quiz is designed to test the knowledge about phishing, how it works and how to avoid it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information. What information does it try to acquire?
    • A. 

      Usernames and passwords

    • B. 

      Credit card details

    • C. 

      Social security numbers

    • D. 

      Other personal details

  • 2. 
    Now who may be the targets of phishing attacks?
    • A. 

      Corporations

    • B. 

      Specific social circles

    • C. 

      You

    • D. 

      Everyone

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Google.com.accounts.com

    • B. 

      Accounts.google.com

    • C. 

      Google.accounts.com

    • D. 

      Accounts.com/google

    • E. 

      Google-accounts.com

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Https:// protocol in the adress bar

    • B. 

      Padlock icon in the website itself

    • C. 

      Padlock icon in the browser status bar

    • D. 

      Link to a trusted Certificate Authority in the page

    • E. 

      Trusted Certificate Authority indication in the browser

  • 5. 
    Some people say you that they can tell which website is secure just by looking at it. Which visual clues in a website can be trusted to identify a real website?
    • A. 

      Company logo

    • B. 

      Seal of a Certificate Authority

    • C. 

      Style of the email

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Look and feel of the website

    • B. 

      Noticing security indicators in the browser

    • C. 

      The domain in the address bar seems to be legitimate

    • D. 

      It has some links to real websites

  • 7. 
    There are many techniques of masking fake URL's to look as legitimate as they can. Which of these links could be unsafe?
    • A. 

      The domain part looks legitimate but the rest of it is some strange symbols and numbers.

    • B. 

      An IP address is given instead of an URL

    • C. 

      It has @ ([email protected]) symbol in the URL

    • D. 

      There is a port switch (example.com:8034) at the end of the URL

  • 8. 
    You probably have used or at least seen Facebook. Is this the real Facebook?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Now you need to check your Gmail. Are you at the right place?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    You've got this email... Is it legitimate?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    And the last question... Another email from PayPal. Is it real?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No