Protective Software Trivia Questions

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Computer Software Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Protective software or hardware that is designed to prevent hacking and other attacks over a network is a firewall 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The altering of a software product to remove copy protection is a hacker
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A type of virus that hides within a data file or a program is a macro virus
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A method of infecting a file that affects a specific component of application software such as Microsoft word or Microsoft excel is a macro virus
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A critical and perhaps major component of any disaster recovery plan is a cyberwar
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A device that helps prevent computer damage when there is a spike in the electrical power supply is a surge protector
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An individual who breaks into security systems, either out of curiosity or for the challenge is a employee monitoring 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A term used to describe an organized series of hacker attacks between citizens of different nations over the internet is a cyberwar
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A machine or system that measures a human characteristic for purposes of identification is biometric devices 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The legal practice of tracking web surfacing habits, reading email, and videotaping workers without their knowledge or consent is a hacker 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A company's most valuable possession  is often its 
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Applications

    • D. 

      Network

  • 12. 
    A ______________ is a work around or an alteration of a program so that software copy protection is removed 
    • A. 

      Logic bomb

    • B. 

      Hacker

    • C. 

      Crack

    • D. 

      Software pirate

  • 13. 
    Passwords are a form of the security measure known as 
    • A. 

      Encryption

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Authentication

    • D. 

      Monitoring

  • 14. 
    _________________ measure a biometric identifier
    • A. 

      Fingerprint scanners

    • B. 

      Hand geometry systems

    • C. 

      Computerized facial recognition (cfr) systems

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    A _________ is a program that displays network traffic 
    • A. 

      Network hacker

    • B. 

      Network sniffer

    • C. 

      Network hub

    • D. 

      Firewall

  • 16. 
    What is the difference between a software virus and a software worm 
    • A. 

      A worm is bigger and uses more RAM

    • B. 

      A virus works more slowly

    • C. 

      A virus always destroys data

    • D. 

      A worm actively tries to send itself places

  • 17. 
    _____eliminates the need for users to remember user ids and passwords for multiple systems
    • A. 

      Single sign on (sso)

    • B. 

      A screen saver

    • C. 

      Password protection software

    • D. 

      Authentication

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is the most likely way to get a virus on your computer
    • A. 

      Downloading a game from the internet and running it

    • B. 

      Acquiring it with software installations

    • C. 

      Using another computer in your house that already is infected

    • D. 

      Sending email to your friends

  • 19. 
    A powerful form of attack upon a web site that is difficult to guard against and often involves an organized team of hackers is called
    • A. 

      Virus attachments

    • B. 

      Spoofing

    • C. 

      Denial of service

    • D. 

      Worm armies

  • 20. 
    A power supply for your computer that will keep it running smoothly during brownouts and blackouts is called a 
    • A. 

      Surge protector

    • B. 

      Ups

    • C. 

      Power strip

    • D. 

      Firewall