Facts You Must Know About Spam Messages! Trivia Quiz

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Facts You Must Know About Spam Messages! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

In this trivia quiz, we will test you about some of the facts you must know about spam messages. If you have an email account there is no doubt that you get Spam messages but, are they safe to open, and how do you stop them from coming to you? Test how much you know by taking this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is a program that automatically trolls the Internet for e-mail addresses. what is the program?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Spambot, Spambots, spambot, spambots". The program described in the question is an automated tool that searches the Internet for email addresses with the intention of sending spam emails. The term "Spambot" refers to this type of program, and it can be written in various ways with different capitalization.

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  • 2. 

    What is an SMTP e-mail server that allows third-party relay of e-mail messages?

    Explanation
    An SMTP e-mail server that allows third-party relay of e-mail messages is referred to as an open relay. This means that the server is not restricted to only accepting and delivering emails for its own users, but it also allows anyone to use it as a relay to send emails to other domains. This can lead to abuse and spamming if not properly secured. Therefore, open relay servers are generally considered insecure and are often disabled or restricted to prevent misuse.

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  • 3. 

    This German word is used to describe an intentionally slow server that's set up to trap spammers.

    • A.

      Grube

    • B.

      Spamhaus

    • C.

      Terrgrube

    • D.

      UCE

    Correct Answer
    C. Terrgrube
    Explanation
    The word "Terrgrube" is a German term that translates to "trap" or "pitfall" in English. In the context of the question, it is used to describe a server that is intentionally slow and set up to trap spammers. This means that the server is designed to lure and catch spammers, possibly by tricking them into thinking they are sending spam emails successfully. The term "Terrgrube" accurately conveys the concept of a server acting as a trap for spammers.

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  • 4. 

    This is an Internet service provider that doesn't care if their members distribute spam.

    • A.

      Spamgroup

    • B.

      Spamhaus

    • C.

      Hackers Guilde

    • D.

      Terrgrube

    Correct Answer
    B. Spamhaus
    Explanation
    Spamhaus is the correct answer because it is a well-known organization that actively fights against spam and maintains a blacklist of known spammers. The statement suggests that the Internet service provider mentioned does not take any action against its members who distribute spam, which goes against the principles and goals of Spamhaus.

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  • 5. 

    This is the legal term for commercial e-mail messages sent without the consent of the user.

    • A.

      Solicitated Commecial Email

    • B.

      Unsolicited Commercial Email

    • C.

      Commercial Email

    • D.

      Commercial Spam Email

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsolicited Commercial Email
    Explanation
    Unsolicited Commercial Email refers to commercial e-mail messages sent without the user's consent. These messages are typically unwanted and often considered spam.

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  • 6. 

    Spammers use this to make it look like you sent spam to yourself -- knowing that most people can't resist checking to see who else has the same name they do, what is it?

    Correct Answer
    self-sending spam
    self sending spam
    Explanation
    Spammers use the tactic of self-sending spam to make it appear as if the recipient has sent spam to themselves. They exploit the curiosity of individuals who cannot resist checking to see who else shares their name. By sending spam emails that appear to be from the recipient's own email address, spammers hope to trick them into opening the email and engaging with its content. This technique increases the chances of the spam email being opened and potentially leading to further malicious activities.

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  • 7. 

    Spammers use email spoofing to alter an e-mail header and make it look like the message came from just about anyone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Email spoofing is a technique used by spammers to manipulate the email header information, making it appear as if the email originated from a different sender than it actually did. This allows spammers to deceive recipients and make the email appear more trustworthy or legitimate. By altering the email header, spammers can make it seem like the message came from anyone, including individuals, organizations, or even well-known companies. Therefore, the statement that spammers use email spoofing to alter an email header and make it look like the message came from just about anyone is true.

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  • 8. 

    In this type of attack, often carried out as an act of revenge against someone who's reported a spammer, the spammer sends out huge volumes of spam that appear to be from the person who reported him.

    • A.

      Continous Ping

    • B.

      Denial of Service

    • C.

      Joe Job

    • D.

      Angry Letters

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Job
    Explanation
    Joe Job is a type of attack where a spammer retaliates against someone who reported them by sending out large amounts of spam that appears to come from the person who reported them. This is done to tarnish the reputation of the innocent person and cause them inconvenience or harm. It is a malicious and deceptive tactic used by spammers to seek revenge.

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  • 9. 

    This is a Web marketing term for e-mail that recipients have previously requested by signing up at a Web site or special ad banner. It is not spam. What is it?

    Correct Answer
    Opt-In Email
    opt in email
    Explanation
    Opt-In Email refers to the practice of sending emails to individuals who have willingly subscribed or signed up to receive them. This means that recipients have given their explicit permission to receive emails from a specific website or through a special ad banner. Unlike spam, which is unsolicited and often unwanted, opt-in emails are targeted and sent to a specific audience who have shown interest in receiving such communication. This practice is considered more ethical and effective in web marketing as it ensures that recipients are receptive to the emails they receive.

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  • 10. 

    This is a text segment interjected into an e-mail address to foil a program that a spammer uses to troll the Internet seeking e-mail addresses.

    • A.

      Spamtext

    • B.

      Trollblock

    • C.

      Spamblock

    • D.

      Spamaway

    Correct Answer
    C. Spamblock
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "spamblock". This is because the text segment mentioned in the question is specifically designed to prevent a spammer's program from extracting email addresses. By interjecting this text segment into an email address, it acts as a block or barrier that hinders the spammer's trolling activities. Therefore, "spamblock" is the most suitable and logical choice among the given options.

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