Nist Computer Saavy Test

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Nist Computer Saavy Test

Take this quiz to see how security saavy you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How often will your bank request a confirmation of your password or account number via email?
    • A. 

       Once a month

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Once a year

    • D. 

      Once every six months

  • 2. 
    You just received an email from a very wealthy person that needs your help moving money across an international border. For just a few dollars you can help him and he is offering to pay you many times more than your out of pocket expenses. What do you do?
    • A. 

      A. Take him up on his offer. Easy money!!!

    • B. 

      B. Delete the email. If this happens at work, report the attempt to the IT security office.

    • C. 

      C. Forward the message to your friends so they can have a chance to make money as well.

    • D. 

      D. Reply with a note that you know it’s a scam and are smart enough to recognize the attempt.

  • 3. 
    Which of these passwords is the most secure?
    • A. 

      A. password

    • B. 

      B. Password1!

    • C. 

      C. [email protected]$$w0rd1!

    • D. 

      D. grouchy cat laser pointer

  • 4. 
    When browsing online, a new window pops up stating that a virus has been found on your computer. The window provides a button to click offering to resolve the issue. Your best course of action is to:
    • A. 

      A. Click on the button to remove the virus.

    • B. 

      B. Place your cursor over the button and check the link’s website address (URL). If the address looks legitimate, click on it. If it looks like a scam link, close the window. 

    • C. 

      C. Close both the original browser window and the new “pop-up” window. Do not return to that site.

    • D. 

      D. Hit the back button and see if it goes away.  

  • 5. 
    How often should you back-up your computer?
    • A. 

      A. Once a week

    • B. 

      B. Only when you suspect there is or could be a problem

    • C. 

      C. Every day

    • D. 

      D. Whenever you create new files or upload pictures you don’t want to lose

  • 6. 
    Your home wireless network configuration should include:
    • A. 

      A.WPA2, unique password (complex), and WPS disabled

    • B. 

      B. WEP, unique password, WPS enabled

    • C. 

      C. WPA2, default password, WPS disabled

    • D. 

      D. WPA, default password and WPS enabled

  • 7. 
    You have been hit with ransomware. Now what?
    • A. 

      A. Purchase bitcoins and pay the ransom to retrieve your files

    • B. 

      B. Do not pay and take the loss

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