Unit 1 - Quiz: Identity Theft And Internet Safety

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 307

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Internet Safety Quizzes & Trivia

Let's recap what you learned in UNIT 1 about safe Internet practices and personal information protection online.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Phishing is:
    • A. 

      An online sporting event

    • B. 

      An online con game tricking people into divulging sensitive information

    • C. 

      A form of identity fraud

  • 2. 
    In a phishing scam Identity thieves mainly gather information from users by extending bait in form of a legitimate-looking email leading users to a fake web site that requires users to proivde sensitive information:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Signs of a potential phishing email bait include: (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      It includes the company's logo and name

    • B. 

      It tries to evoke an emotional response to a false crisis

    • C. 

      It uses urgent, business-like language

    • D. 

      It makes a request of the user’s personal information

  • 4. 
    When a web address in the email does not match the usual address of the site or login page of the business, it is very likely that the e-mail is from a phishing scam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    An unusually high number of grammatical mistakes may indicate the email is a phishing scam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Similar to phishing, pharming is a scam prompting users to disclose sensitive information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What makes a pharming attack more difficult to recongnize is:
    • A. 

      The email asking users for information appears completely legitimate

    • B. 

      The web site visited by users appears completely legitimate

    • C. 

      Users are not asked to provide any information at all

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Check all of the correct statements below:
    • A. 

      Pages that begin with "http" are not secure.

    • B. 

      Pages that begin with "https" are secure.

    • C. 

      It is not safe to submit sensitive information on the pages that begin with "http".

    • D. 

      It is safe to submit sensitive information on the pages that begin with "http" or "https".

  • 9. 
    When filling out a form with sensitive information, it is important to verify that:
    • A. 

      The web address begins with "https"

    • B. 

      There is a picture of a lock in the right bottom corner of the page

    • C. 

      The web page states that this web site is secure

    • D. 

      All of the above

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