Internet Security Quiz - Brian Leng

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 243

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Internet Security Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to test the intelligence of students when it comes to internet safety and security.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While playing your favorite online game, a small window pops up. It tells you that you are the 100,000th visitor of the website, and you have won a free Wii console. All it needs is your street address and your phone number. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Type in both your street address and your phone number, then press Ok. Hey, it's a free gaming system right?

    • B. 

      Type in your street address, but put a fake phone number. Press Ok.

    • C. 

      Immediately close the link, refusing the offer.

    • D. 

      Party and party and yeah!

  • 2. 
    You notice that your computer has been acting strange lately. Random pop-ups keep popping up. When you open up your internet browser, the homepage is different than what you set it to be. Toolbars you have never seen before suddenly appear. You keep getting random error messages. Your firewall has not been on for weeks, because you turned it off to download your favorite flash game. What do you do to fix it?
    • A. 

      You can't.Trash your computer and get a new one.

    • B. 

      Re-install your internet browser or use a different one.

    • C. 

      Delete the flash game you downloaded.

    • D. 

      Run your firewall for maximum security and delete all your cookies.

  • 3. 
    It is 20 years into the future, where you can check your email daily. Right now, you are doing one of your email checks.You see an email that says "Free Gift, Act Now!" When you open it up, you see that it wants to give you a free $100 Target gift card. It asks for your credit card number. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Put a friend's credit card.

    • B. 

      Put your credit card number for the free gift card.

    • C. 

      Delete the email and count it as spam.

    • D. 

      Forward the email to all your friends.

  • 4. 
    You recently found out that a website you signed up for got hacked. Your account and all the private information in it may be viewable. However, you haven't been on the website for years, and you completely forgot about it until now. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Ignore it, since you haven't been on the website for years, then the hack is probably harmless.

    • B. 

      Change all your passwords immediately.

    • C. 

      Change all your personal info.

    • D. 

      Throw away your computer, because it is infected now.

  • 5. 
    What can a virus do to your PC?
    • A. 

      Steal your passwords and usernames from different websites.

    • B. 

      Install random things on your computer that you don't want.

    • C. 

      Completely shut down your computer in a way that it is unusable.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 6. 
    You are on Facebook and your mathematics teacher posted on your wall a claimed video of Osama getting shot. It comes with the following caption: "LOL, check this out!!!!!! this is the real thing dude!!!" It shows a picture of a bloody Osama and has a weird link with random characters. You notice that your mathematics teacher also sent the same video and the same caption to all of his 500 friends. What now?
    • A. 

      Ignore it or delete it.

    • B. 

      Click the link and watch the video!

    • C. 

      Post it on your friend's wall for confirmation.

    • D. 

      Wait until your teacher posts something else, then click it.

  • 7. 
    Where do you report a phishing link?
  • 8. 
    What is NOT necessary to do when you have been a victim of identity theft?
    • A. 

      Close all your accounts.

    • B. 

      Report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

    • C. 

      File a police report.

    • D. 

      Tell your family and friends about it, so they could be aware of it.

  • 9. 
    What is a good password to put to avoid being hacked?
  • 10. 
    What is the difference between spyware and malware?
    • A. 

      They are basically the same thing, so nothing.

    • B. 

      Malware is way more serious.

    • C. 

      Spyware is a form of malware.

    • D. 

      Spyware is any mallacious software, malware is a special type of it.