Ten question quiz to test your security knowledge.

By on May 16, 2013 10:59:47 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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PC Magazine put out a ten question “quickie” to test your knowledge about key loggers, viruses, phishing, etc.

It was fun to take…no stress. The nice thing? The explanations of the correct answers.

You can find it here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418514,00.asp

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May 16, 2013 12:35:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I got 8 out of 10 right, the two I missed I had never heard the terms before.  I did better than I thought.

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May 16, 2013 12:57:08 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

70 for me...I meant to hit adware and choose the wrong one...

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May 16, 2013 2:42:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The last 5 I got right, the first five not. Yes, it is great that they explain what each one is! Good post again, Doc!

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May 16, 2013 5:44:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I got 8.

 

I wish we could punish computer crimes with capital punishment, including the death penalty.

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May 16, 2013 5:56:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

7 out of 10.

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May 16, 2013 6:00:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I got six out of ten. Shame on me.

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May 16, 2013 7:03:24 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

thanks doc,

I got 8  and the site mis-described one, and one I had not heard of, so tollerable, BUT not good for me as I am a security computer tech.

harpo

 

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May 16, 2013 7:09:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

9 out of 10, but i think i fluked one lol

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May 16, 2013 7:31:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

9 outta 10

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May 17, 2013 6:16:32 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I would take the quiz, but their site references ten billion external javascripts and I can't be bothered to figure out which ones I need to whitelist for it to work.

Am I doing it right?

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May 17, 2013 6:49:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kryo,

I would take the quiz, but their site references ten billion external javascripts and I can't be bothered to figure out which ones I need to whitelist for it to work.

Am I doing it right?
 

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May 20, 2013 8:56:51 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Never heard of Smishing - but I guess they have to come up with new terms. 

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May 20, 2013 9:03:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kryo,

I would take the quiz, but their site references ten billion external javascripts and I can't be bothered to figure out which ones I need to whitelist for it to work.

Am I doing it right?

Yes...the quiz requires a javascript.

Wouldn't know...tried to G/b/DDG your question, but it stumped them. Did get an ad for an eco-friendly washing machine...temps in Celsius, though.

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May 20, 2013 10:24:05 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

I will add a PS to my earlier comment.  I have to take security quizzes all the time (something about staying up on them), and this one was better than any of those.  At least it made me learn something new (smishing).

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