Despite the comfort you feel on your couch or behind your desk, the Internet is far from being a safe place. Just like any society, it is the target of unscrupulous pirates who use the most complex strategies to steal or destroy precious data. Do you really know just how well your firewall and your antivirus protect you? Do you know exactly what dangers are lying in wait for you?
What is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack?
- An attacker hits multiple sites at random
- An attack which uses multiple computers to overload a target site
- An attacker changes a victim's password to prevent access to their account
A worm is a self-replicating computer malware program. The first major worm was created by Robert Morris (pictureed) in what year?
What is the name of Microsoft's free anti-virus product which ships in Windows 8?
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- McAfee Anti Virus
- Windows Defender
What is it called when an email tries to trick you into divulging your password?
What is the role of a firewall?
- To block unauthorized connections
- To neutralize viruses
- To scan downloaded files
Which nation(s) are believed to be behind the Stuxnet worm which attacks industrial equipment ?
- US and Israel
In 1949, computing pioneer John von Neumann wrote a paper on the "Theory of Self-Replicating Automata" which provided the first theoretical design for what?
- A Trojan
- A Firewall
- A virus
What is the most prevalent type of malware on the Internet (according to Panda Security)?
Once a month, Microsoft issues urgent patches for its software. What is this day called?
- Patch Tuesday
- Patch Wednesday
- Patch Thursday
What is the name of the large malware weapon which hit Middle Eastern countries in 2012?
There is no perfect way to protect your Wi-Fi network, but which of these options is best?
- Use a long SSID
- Use WPA
- Use WEP
If you have data about your customers and do not keep it private, which body could fine you?
- The Information Ccommissioner's Office - ICO
- Communications regulator - Ofcom
- Police unit - SOCA
What is the name of first virus found "in the wild" in 1986 ?
TRUE or FALSE? Two factor authenticaion must use biometric data such as a fingerprint
"Hacktivists" carry out attacks for political ends. Which group carried out an attack on Sony Pictures?