Phishing email quiz

Social engineered email are used to obtain passwords, credit card information, banking information, and many other personally sensitive information. To test your preparedness take this multiple-choice short quiz.

Question #1: Identify the TRAIT you may find in a phishing email in the context of information security.

Question #2: Recently you posted your vita on the website of an online job placement company. Today, received an email from them offering you information of several potential open-positions that matches your profile. For further details about the positions and contact information for each position you have to pay a small fee to defray cost of the company. They have provided a link to a website and a toll-free number to call. Select the best answer.

Question #3: Identify a TRAIT you may find in a socially engineered phishing email for obtaining your sensitive personal information.

Question #4: You received an unexpected email from customer-service department of your credit card company. It is reporting a purchase from abroad and asking you for confirmation by clicking on a link in the email or calling a toll-free number listed on the email. You have not used your card to make the purchase.

Question #5: Identify a TRAIT you may find in a socially engineered phishing email for obtaining your sensitive personal information.

Question #6: Your web-email service provider have asked you to change your password immediately, because they have discovered a security breach in their user-information database and suspecting that password of many users have been compromised. The email have format and logo of the company and appears to be authentic. For changing password, the email has links to three websites, because they are expecting many users will attempt to change their password in a very short time. Select the best answer.

Question #7: You received an email from a good friend. It says that he is in Rome and he has lost his wallet. He needs urgent help. He gives his hotel address and a toll free number to call immediately. What would you do?

? Socailly engineered emails are friendly.Question #8: Identify a TRAIT you may find in a socially engineered email for obtaining your sensitive personal information.

Please read our post on how to identify phishing emails.

Question #9: You received an unexpected email from customer-service department of your bank. It has your bank’s logo and ask you to change your password immediately.

Question #10: You received an unexpected email from customer-service department of your bank reporting withdrawal of money at 4:45 PM from your account. You have not made such a withdrawal. Bank has written that your account will be frozen unless you immediately contact them by clicking the link in the email or call the toll-free number within 10 minutes.

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