How Cyber Secure Are You

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Cyber Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your bank sends you an email asking for your personal information- your account number, password and social security #. You should
    • A. 

      Click the link in the email to check the company’s website before providing the information. If the site looks legitimate, it’s okay to share your information.

    • B. 

      Email your information to the company right away

    • C. 

      Delete the email. If you think there’s a chance the message may be legitimate, call the company’s customer service line using the phone number on your billing statement.

    • D. 

      Reply to the email and ask for details before you give away your valuable personal information.

  • 2. 
    The optimal length and type of a computer password is
    • A. 

      A 6 character word you will remember

    • B. 

      Eight or more characters that mix letters, numbers, and symbols.

    • C. 

      Something personal like your middle name, spelled backwards

    • D. 

      The word “password”

  • 3. 
    You have no idea what kind of anti-virus and anti-spyware protection your computer has, or whether you have a firewall. You should:
    • A. 

      Do nothing. Whatever the computer came with is probably fine.

    • B. 

      Be sure to do all your online banking and shopping from that computer.

    • C. 

      Check the software on your computer to see if it is active and up-to-date, then get new or updated security from a site or store you know and trust.

    • D. 

      Get free software from the pop-up ad you keep on seeing.

  • 4. 
    What type of free software may include spyware?
    • A. 

      Electronic games

    • B. 

      Screen savers and toolbars

    • C. 

      Anti-spyware software

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What might it mean if your computer slows down, displays repeated error messages, serves up a lot of pop up ads, and appears to send emails that you did not write?
    • A. 

      You’ve got spyware

    • B. 

      You need to buy a new computer, yours is outdated

    • C. 

      Someone has been typing on your keyboard when you aren’t looking.

    • D. 

      Your warranty is up

  • 6. 
    Your computer came out of the box a month ago with an operating system (like MAC OS, Windows, or Linux) and you chose a web browser (like Firefox, or Internet Explorer). You haven’t updated either since then. You should:
    • A. 

      Go buy another computer right away

    • B. 

      Change the settings on both to increase your online security, and then set your operating system to automatically download and install security patches.

    • C. 

      Hit control-alt-delete to take care of all of it.

    • D. 

      Ignore the reminder screens asking you to refresh your operating system and web browser

  • 7. 
    Before you enter your personal information online you should find out:
    • A. 

      How the company collecting the info will protect it

    • B. 

      Why the company needs it

    • C. 

      With whom it might be shared

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not a step to take after receiving what appears to be a spam email?
    • A. 

      Forward the email to spam @uce.gov and to any organization the spam is impersonating

    • B. 

      Delete the email

    • C. 

      Be skeptical

    • D. 

      Forward the email to a friend

  • 9. 
    What are ways to avoid being scammed by spam
    • A. 

      Know the identity, address, and phone number of companies you are dealing with online

    • B. 

      Protect your personal and credit card information

    • C. 

      Always get promises in writing before buying online

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    If you receive an email or text message from your service provider, bank, or other institution you are familiar with asking for your password to fix a problem, you should always send it to them promptly to avoid your account being compromised.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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