quiz cybersecurity

Which of the following actions will you take to avoid or remove Spyware from your computer system?

Question 1 options:

Run a full scan on your computer with your anti-virus


Run a legitimate product specifically designed to remove spyware.

Make sure that your anti-virus and anti-spyware software are compatible.

All the Above.

Question 2 (2 points)

Which one of the following is not harmful to your computer?

Question 2 options:

Hacker, attacker, or intrude

Malicious code



Question 3 (2 points)

Which of the following actions can maximize the chances of a user’s computer becoming infected by malware?

Question 3 options:

Enforcing the use of strong passwords

Employing firewalls, using malware detection programs

Avoiding opening e-mail attachments of unknown origin

of dubious programs

Question 4 (2 points)

Which of the following actions will NOT help you minimize the risk of other people accessing your information?

Question 4 options:

Lock the computer when one is away from it.

Disconnect the computer from the Internet when not in use

Disable Firewall setting when not in use

Evaluate your security settings.

Question 5 (2 points)

If you suspect that you’ve responded to a phishing scam with personal or financial information, which of the following step should be taken to minimize any damage and protect your identity?

Question 5 options:

Change the passwords or PINs on all your

accounts that you think might be compromised.

Place a fraud alert on your

credit reports
. Check with your bank or financial advisor if you’re not sure how to do this.

Contact the bank or the online merchant directly. But do not follow the link in the fraudulent email message.

All of the above

Question 6 (2 points)

What can you do to protect your privacy on a social network?

Question 6 options:

Limit the amount of personal information you post

Evaluate your settings

Check privacy policies

All of the above

Question 7 (2 points)

Cybersecurity involves protecting information by:

Question 7 options:

Preventing from attacks

Detecting the attacks

Responding to attacks

All of the above

Question 8 (2 points)

What are some of the examples of changes that could indicate that someone has accessed your information:

Question 8 options:

Unusual or unexplainable charges on your bills

Phone calls or bills for accounts, products, or services that you do not have

Failure to receive regular bills or mail

New, strange accounts appearing on your

credit report

All of the above

Question 9 (2 points)

Which of the following should you not do on a social network?

Question 9 options:

Use proper spelling.

Keep your posts short.

Accept all friend requests.

Include links to other sites

Question 10 (2 points)

Why can email attachments be dangerous?

Question 10 options:

Forwarding emails can infect many machines.

Attackers have more freedom with the types of viruses they can send by email attachment.

Option of automatically downloading email attachments can expose the computers to any viruses.

All of the above

Question 11 (2 points)

Which of the following are potential hazards faced by social networkers

Question 11 options:

Physical stalking


Identity theft,

Spam and computer viruses

All of the above

Question 12 (2 points)

A Trojan (or Trojan horse) is a malicious program that pretends to be a benign application. It is designed to cause your computer to do something that is unexpected. Since it does not spread (not self-replicating) it is not really a virus.

Question 12 options:

Question 13 (2 points)

Malware can be classified in several ways, including on the basis of how it is spread, how it is executed and/or what it does. The main types of malware include worms, viruses, Trojans, backdoors, spyware, rootkits and spam.

Question 13 options:

Question 14 (2 points)

Spyware can make changes to your computer that can be annoying and can cause your computer slow down or crash.

Question 14 options:

Question 15 (2 points)

Once software is installed on your computer, you do not have to worry about it anymore.

Question 15 options:

Question 16 (1 point)

Using anti-virus and anti-spyware software is not an important part of cyber security

Question 16 options:

Question 17 (1 point)

Screen scraping is the act of taking all the information that a person has posted on their Web site or social networking page.

Question 17 options:

Question 18 (1 point)

Most social networks have a variety of privacy settings you can configure to hide some or all of your personal information from some or all of the site’s members

Question 18 options:

Question 19 (1 point)

Computer viruses and Trojan Horses are the two most common forms of Malware.

Question 19 options:

Question 20 (3 points)

To create strong passwords include using:

Question 20 options:

Alphabetic characters

Numeric Characters

Special characters

All of the above

Question 21 (2 points)

Social Networking provides several different ways for people to communicate with one another, including through personal web pages with photos and video, blogs, message boards, and instant messaging features.

Question 21 options:

Question 22 (3 points)

___________ are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation

Question 22 options:



Computer Viruses


Question 23 (3 points)

________ is the electronic version of “junk mail.”

Question 23 options:





Question 24 (2 points)

Phishing is an attempt to get information such as passwords, user names, and financial details by masquerading as a trusted source, using some form of electronic communication. Often the imposter poses as a trusted source from popular social websites, banks, or government agencies

Question 24 options:

Question 25 (3 points)

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