Computer Security Pre-test

10 Questions
Computer Security Pre-test

Quiz to test user knowledge before completing a computer security tutorial.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A slimy pink thing that lives in dirt

    • B. 

      Pieces of malicious code that make copies of themselves and spread through computers without human interaction.

    • C. 

      An unsolicited email message.

  • 2. 
    The way I operate my computer can affect other people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    You just got a new computer which has antivirus software already installed. Is it safe to use on the internet immediately?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 4. 
    Why might someone break into (hack) your computer?
    • A. 

      They don't like you.

    • B. 

      To commit a crime

    • C. 

      Random vandalism

    • D. 

      To use it to distribute porn, malcious programs, etc.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    If you recieve an email claiming to need your username and/or password, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Report it as phishing/spam through your email provider

    • B. 

      Delete the message

    • C. 

      Reply to the message with your email and password

  • 6. 
    Both email atachments and downloaded files can spread malware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the best way to protect your information when you are away from your computer?
    • A. 

      Lock the computer with a password

    • B. 

      Activate the screen saver

    • C. 

      Turn the monitor off

  • 8. 
    What is a firewall?
    • A. 

      A wall that is reinforced and cannot catch on fire.

    • B. 

      A program that protects against viruses.

    • C. 

      A filter for an internet connection that monitors outgoing and incoming activity.

  • 9. 
    A strong password should contain:
    • A. 

      Both uppercase and lowercase letters.

    • B. 

      A word that is easy to remember, such as the name of a pet.

    • C. 

      At least 8 characters, and a combination of letters, numbers, and characters.

  • 10. 
    Social engineering is:
    • A. 

      A website created for people who share common interests.

    • B. 

      Scams distributed through email such as phishing, pharming and impersonation.

    • C. 

      A targeted attack on a personal computer.