Computer Security


Quiz on Computer Security, created by DawnMayWest on 03/06/2013.
Quiz by DawnMayWest, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by DawnMayWest over 10 years ago

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Question 1

What is a 'hacker'?
  • Hackers are people who seek and take advantage of weaknesses in a computer or computer system.
  • People who want to destroy things.
  • It is the attempt to get information such as usernames, passwords and credit card numbers by acting as a trust worthy organisation.

Question 2

How do you prevent 'phishing'?
  • Put up a net around your pond.
  • Not answering ANY emails from companies you have never heard of, or when their offer seems to good to be true.

Question 3

What is 'phishing'?
  • Going to a pond, and catching fish on a pole.
  • It is the attempt to get information such as usernames, passwords and credit card numbers by acting as a trust worthy organisation.
  • What some gnomes do.

Question 4

If you are working in a company where they have a large computer-network, what do you do if you accidentally download a piece of software with a virus on it?
  • Tell the company's IT manager as soon as possible.
  • Run from the computer sreaming and panic.
  • Send in your resignment, and deny all possibility that you were there.

Question 5

A Trojan Virus...
  • a type of malware which appears to perform a desirable function, but instead drops a malicious payload, allowing unauthorised access to the target’s computer. These ‘backdoors’ tend to be invisible to average users.
  • ...sneaks its way into a village/town and murders all of the towns people.
  • ...controls the incoming or outgoing ‘traffic’ by looking at the data packets and determining whether they should be allowed

Question 6

What is a computer 'virus'?
  • It helps protect your computer against pop-ups.
  • A programme that can replicate itself and spread through the computer and spread to other computers.
  • An air-born disease

Question 7

What is 'encryption'?
  • It is the process of coding information so that hackers or eavesdroppers can’t read.
  • It is software that aids in gathering information about a person or company.
  • This is software package that automatically makes advertisements in order to generate income for the author.
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