Test Your Computer Security Knowledge! Quiz

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Test Your Computer Security Knowledge! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the process of encoding information in a way so that only someone with a key can decode it?
    • A. 

      Compression

    • B. 

      Systemic variation

    • C. 

      Encryption

  • 2. 
    In computer terms, what is a hash?
    • A. 

      A delicious way to cook potatoes

    • B. 

      An encrypted value

    • C. 

      A decryption key

  • 3. 
    What does SSL stand for?
    • A. 

      Secure Sockets Layer

    • B. 

      Secret Service Logarithm

    • C. 

      Systematic Security Level

  • 4. 
    What is a firewall?
    • A. 

      An antivirus software

    • B. 

      Software that logs Internet activity

    • C. 

      A filter for an Internet connection

  • 5. 
    What is a proxy server?
    • A. 

      A server that retrieves data from host servers before sending it to a computer

    • B. 

      A virtual server that can behave like a mail server, Web server or FTP server

    • C. 

      A waiter who never seems to be in the restaurant when your water glass is empty

  • 6. 
    What is another term for a zombie computer army?
    • A. 

      Phishing farm

    • B. 

      Botnet

    • C. 

      Revenge of the Nodes

  • 7. 
    What does DDoS stand for?
    • A. 

      Dangerous dynamic open security

    • B. 

      Digital Default of Servers

    • C. 

      Distributed Denial of Service

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Worm

    • B. 

      Trojan horse

    • C. 

      Computer virus

  • 9. 
    What is phishing?
    • A. 

      A decryption method that uses complex algorithms

    • B. 

      A method of online identity theft

    • C. 

      A way to send spam mail to millions of people at once

  • 10. 
    What's another name for crackers -- malicious hackers who infiltrate secure systems in order to steal information or cause damage?
    • A. 

      Black hats

    • B. 

      Pirates

    • C. 

      Digital rogues