Quiz On Online Security And Privacy: Can You Pass?

21 Questions | Total Attempts: 394

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A 21-item true-false quiz on online/social privacy put together by The Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is OK to enter personal data at a Web site whose URL begins with http://. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Apple brand products such as iPhones have never been hacked. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    It is OK to use the same password for 10 or more accounts as long as the password is considered 'very strong.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Material that appears on the Web (a photo, a story, etc.) almost always can be found after it is deleted. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If your credit card information is stolen, your personal liability for any online purchases made with that card is zero.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Phishing is a harmless business practice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Facebook is a safe haven for posting any kind of information because employers rarely check people out on Facebook. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The best way to handle spam is to click on the "unsubscribe" link that appears on the bottom of any email message. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    It is OK to leave your phone's GPS tracking software in the "on" position. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Young adults are more vulnerable to hacking and identity theft threats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A public Wi-Fi hot spot is as secure as a wireless connection in your home. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Email is a secure form of communication. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Your social security number is the most important information for a hacker. Second is your mother's maiden name. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    It is easy for your picture and other material to appear online without your knowledge. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When you sign up for social media, your contract information is totally secure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Belonging to social media - such as Whisper - where users have anonymity, is a very good idea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    For privacy reasons, having one E-mail account is best. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    European credit cards are more secure than U.S. credit cards. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Google search engine does not track us.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    It's a good practice to periodically check yourself out on Google. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    You should have virus protection on all your electronic devices and regularly clear out temporary files.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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