Security Awareness 101

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Security Awareness 101

A general security awareness quiz that relates to email usage, internet usage and password protection.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you send an e-mail message, the message goes directly to the person listed in the  " To:"  box.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Junk e-mail, as in mass mailings, is annoying but harmless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The best way to avoid viruses is to not open unexpected e-mail attachments from unknown sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Messages that appear more than once in your e-mail box may be more suspect of carrying a virus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following file types should never be opened?
    • A. 

      .EXE - Executable File

    • B. 

      .BAT - Batch Processing

    • C. 

      .VBS - VBScript Script File

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    It is not safe to e-mail business documents to your home computer to work on them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is a virus?
    • A. 

      An emai message

    • B. 

      An image that embeds itself in your file directory

    • C. 

      A program that self-replicates

    • D. 

      Data in various forms

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are examples of programs?
    • A. 

      .jpeg's, .tif's, and .gif's

    • B. 

      Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word

    • C. 

      Reports, records, and letters

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What is the most common delivery method for viruses?
    • A. 

      Email

    • B. 

      Internet download

    • C. 

      Infected disks

    • D. 

      Instant messenger software

  • 10. 
    Which of the following terms generally fall under the descriptor "virus"?
    • A. 

      Worm

    • B. 

      Trojan Horse

    • C. 

      VBscripts

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 11. 
    What is your best defense against virus infection?
    • A. 

      Don't open e-mail attachments you're not expecting

    • B. 

      Don't surf the Internet

    • C. 

      Don't download files from the Internet

    • D. 

      Don't use disks to transfer data

  • 12. 
    Which of the following message attachments would you be wise not to open? A message with an attachment that:
    • A. 

      Appears more than once in your Inbox

    • B. 

      Says it's a sample copy of a new game from a recognized company e-mail address

    • C. 

      Is an unexpected note from a friend

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    It's safe, and more expedient, to conduct business via Instant Messaging
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following can be viruses?
    • A. 

      Macros

    • B. 

      Files

    • C. 

      VBscripts

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Instant Messaging is no more unsafe than regular email.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    You should never respond to SPAM.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    It's OK to put your e-mail address on a Web site.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following should you NOT do in order to protect your password.
    • A. 

      Say your password aloud.

    • B. 

      E-mail yur password to an associate.

    • C. 

      Provide your assistant with your password.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    Where should you write down your passwords.
    • A. 

      Someplace easily seen from your computer.

    • B. 

      Someplace that is out of sight, like beneath your keyboard or in a nearby drawer.

    • C. 

      Wherever you really need it for your memory, but this information can only be kept in a secure location.

    • D. 

      You should never write down your password.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a good way to create a password?
    • A. 

      Letter or number sequences.

    • B. 

      Your children's or pet's names.

    • C. 

      Substituting numbers of letters, such as 3 for E.

    • D. 

      A combination of upper and lowercase letters mixed with numbers and symbols.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following would be the best password?
    • A. 

      BobJones

    • B. 

      AC&3i7

    • C. 

      12345

    • D. 

      ABcdEFgh

  • 22. 
    Your password should be changed:
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Daily

    • C. 

      Infrequently

    • D. 

      Regularly

  • 23. 
    Bandwidth is not affected by downloading files from the Internet to your PC.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    If you're not careful about your Internet browsing, which of the following can be the result?
    • A. 

      Spyware

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Hacking

    • D. 

      All of the above.

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