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Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
Test Your Internet Security IQ
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Test Your Internet Security IQ

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It’s important to have a basic understanding of internet security in this ever-changing digital world we live in. …

It’s important to have a basic understanding of internet security in this ever-changing digital world we live in.

Shannon McCarty Caplan, Consumer Security Advocate at Trend Micro created this short test for consumers to test their knowledge about staying safe on the web.

So, are you ready to find out how much you really know about internet security?

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  • 1. Test your Internet Security IQ 7/30/20131 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. It’s important to have a basic understanding of internet security in this ever-changing digital world we live in. Shannon McCarty Caplan, Consumer Security Advocate at Trend Micro created this short test for consumers to test their knowledge about staying safe on the web. So, are you ready to find out how much you really know about internet security? Start
  • 2. 1. Macs can’t get viruses . 27/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. Click for answer B. False Mac users often feel safe, because traditional viruses are designed for Windows. However, a hacker doesn’t care if you have a Mac or PC. A computer is a computer. A. True B. False Next
  • 3. Click for answer 2. Which site is more secure? 37/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. B. https://www.Facebook.com Websites that are safe to enter personal information begin with https:// instead of http://. A. http://www.Facebook.com B. https://www.Facebook.com Next
  • 4. Click for answer 3. How can you prevent clicking on phishing links in your email inbox? A. Bookmark the sites you regularly use to shop/bank B. Don’t ever click on links in your email inbox, unless you are expecting them (i.e. you just ordered something online and received a shipping confirmation and a tracking number) C. Move emails that seem like spam to the junk box so you will never see them again D. All of the above 47/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. D. All of the above Hackers will often spam people’s email with fake emails (that look like real ones from a store or bank) to lure people to enter personal information. To prevent clicking on these bad links, bookmark the sites you regularly visit that you know are real. Don’t ever click on links that you aren’t expecting. If you do get an email that you're not sure about, directly contact that person or organization. Lastly, when you get something you know is spam, move it to the junk box right away. Next
  • 5. Click for answer 4. If I have antivirus software for my computer, I can’t get viruses from the internet. 57/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. B. False Antivirus software for your computer doesn’t protect you from viruses you may accidently acquire from the internet. You can protect yourself from these viruses only with Internet Security software. A. True B. False Next
  • 6. Click for answer A. Make sure the sites that I enter personal information on are legit and secure B. Don’t use public devices C. All of the above D. None of the above 5. You’re sitting in a coffee shop using the free Wi-Fi. How can you best protect your personal information? 67/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. D. None of the above Even if the sites you visit are legit, you should never enter personal information over a public Wi-Fi connection. Even if you use your personal devices, hackers on the network can see what you're doing. Avoid doing anything that reveals your personal information over public Wi-Fi. The most secure way to browse on a public network is to use a virtual private network or internet security software that validates Wi-Fi networks and hotspots. Next
  • 7. Click for answer 6. Which is the most dangerous category of websites? 77/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. A. Blogs B. Porn C. Entertainment/Music D. Automotive E. Business and Economy A. Blogs Surprising, right? Cybercriminals often use blogs, primarily as part of redirection chains that lead to various malware attacks or other blackhat search engine optimization (SEO) related schemes. Next
  • 8. Click for answer 7. Updating your browser and operating system will not help to prevent your computer from getting a virus or getting hacked. 87/30/2013 Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. A. True B. False B. False When a browser is outdated, it is gold for hackers. Any information you enter on outdated browsers is easier to access. You should always use the latest Web browser version, apply new operating system updates as soon as they are available, and install security patches when available. Next
  • 9. 7/30/2013 9Confidential | Copyright 2012 Trend Micro Inc. So, how did you do? As technology advances, there are more opportunities for consumers, and unfortunately, more risks. To be worry free while browsing online, Internet Security Software is highly recommended.

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