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1.What is the most likely outcome of selecting 'unsubscribe' in a spam e-mail?
a) All e-mail spam will be stopped
b) Only e-mail spam from that sender will be stopped
c) Nothing will change
d) You will most likely be bombarded with more e-mail spam than ever

 
2. What is e-mail 'phishing'?
a) When someone tries to get your e-mail address
b) When someone tries to get personal information through an e-mail impersonating a legit website
c) When someone tries to trick you into sending them money
d) When someone tries offer you fishing supplies
 
3. What is one of the common forms of an e-mail advance fee scam?
a) Trojan virus
b) Phishing
c) Nigerian Bank scam
d) Spam harvester
 
4. Which of the following is NOT a red flag for an e-mail lottery style scam?
You are sent coupons
You are asked to pay an up front fee
You are offered substandard 'bait' prizes or asked to purchase items
You don't ever recall entering the contest are buying the lottery ticket
 
5. How much money will you make if you participate in a pyramid scheme?
You will make up to one million dollars
You will make a few hundred dollars
You will only get back what you pay out
You will lose the money you pay out and get nothing back
6. You get an e-mail from your bank saying your account has been frozen due to security precautions. You're asked to click a link to a Web site and enter your account number and PIN. When you do, you soon find your checking account has been cleared out. This is:
Phishing
Bank examiner scam
Slamming
None of these
7.You get an e-mail from someone who says he has been paid to kill you by one of your acquaintances. He says he has researched you, however, and decided you deserve to live - provided you pay up. He asks for money. This is:
Statement against penal interest
The Hitman scam
Family feud scam
None of these
8. You receive your monthly phone bill and find you have a new long distance company. You don't remember authorizing this change. This is:
Pump and dump scam
Cramming
Slamming
None of these
9. What "layer" of an e-mail message should you consider when evaluating e-mail security?
TCP/IP
SMTP
Body
All of the above
10. Why isn't S/MIME the perfect solution to e-mail security?
It provides authentication and privacy, but not integrity checking.
It provides authentication and integrity checking, but not privacy
It has scalability problems.
What are you talking about? It is the perfect solution.
11. What is a spam cocktail?
. An ISP that allows the distribution of spam.
A piece of spam sent to multiple recipients within the same organization
A deluge of spam mixed with legitimate e-mail in a user's inbox.
A combination of techniques used to identify spam.
12. In what order should you digitally sign and inject footer into an e-mail message?
First inject the footer, and then digitally sign.
First digitally sign, and then inject the footer.
It doesn't matter.
You can't do both, period.
13. What are the two most common errors associated with keyword searching across e-mail messages?
Ignoring the subject line
Ignoring case significance
Improper word stemming.
Ignoring alphanumeric characters
14. When considering ant spam products, which of the following should you look for?
A 100% false-negative rate
A high false-negative rate
A 0% false-positive rate
A low false-positive rate
15.Why wouldn't you want to simply delete a message for an invalid recipient?
It might be spam.
It might be a virus, and you should let the sender know
The sender may have misspelled the recipient's e-mail address.
None of the above
16.What happens if you digitally sign and inject a footer on a message in the wrong order?
Nothing.
The message won't be sent.
The footer will invalidate the signature.
The footer will be illegible.
17.When is it better to run antispam on an e-mail client, as opposed to the external MTA?
When users prefer to have control.
When you want maximum performance from a product..
When you want a direct connection between the antispam product and the spammer.
When you want the product to collect the real IP address of the sender.
18.When might a virus scanner not know whether or not a message has a virus?
If the message is encrypted
If the archive is protected.
If the message causes the scanner to crash
All of the above


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