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Basic Computer Security
"This quiz is designed to test your understanding of basic computer security aspects as well as a little history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of the following operating systems is virtually most secure?
Windows XP Home Edition
Which of the following types of attacks do hackers use to gain information from you without the use of specialized computer programs?
Cross Site Scripting
Which of these services was originally designed for network administrators to work remotely on different computers in their network but is now mostly used by malicious hackers?
Which of the following isn't a type of hacker?
Grey Hat Hackers
White Hat Hackers
Black Hat Hackers
Brown Hat Hackers
How often should you update your operating system and security software?
At least once a week
Three times a week
Once a month
You don't need to update your system
Which of the following software programs would not help you in protecting your computer?
Sygate Personal Firewall
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Which of the following software programs' main function is typically to enable an attacker to have a complete control of their victim's PC?
A computer virus
AGP Accelerated Port
A computer worm
A Trojan horse
Is encryption of your data an unnecessary security precaution that can be ignored?
The Morris worm, which was the first worm to spread in the wild extensively, was originally written not to cause damage, although due to the bugs that were found in its code, it caused so much damage on the Internet that it was also referred to as the "Great Worm."
Computer worms, viruses, as well as Trojans are generally grouped into one big group. What is this group called?
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Compiled May 18 13