Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which is a phishing attack?
Throwing water on an adversary's computer
Sneaking into a concert without paying
Tricking someone into giving away sensitive data
Buying something with someone else's credit
What is the difference between a phishing and spear phishing attack?
A phishing attack is illegal while spear phishing is legal.
A spear phishing attack involves theft or identity fraud and phishing does not.
A spear phishing attack is targeted while phishing is random.
A phishing attack is more convincing than a spear phishing attack.
How do you know this? Refer to the text in your answer.
Which is NOT a motive or reason for phishing mentioned in the text?
To gain control of someone else's computer network
To disarm home alarm systems
To steal private communication or records
To commit identity fraud
How can 2FA protect users from phishing attacks?
The attacker needs a fingerprint or eyeball scan to access the account.
Nobody can log into the account under any circumstances.
Two people have to approve the login, so the attacker can't do it alone.
Users need two keys to login, and the user can't give away one of the keys.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
In a spear phishing attack, the attacker erases the victim's identity.
If a phishing attack is successful, users willingly give attackers sensitive data.
Every phishing attack involves stealing the victim's identity to commit fraud.
In a phishing attack, an attacker overpowers a victim with a stronger computer.
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
Hilary Clinton's campaign team was spear phished in 2016.
Some links send users to phony sites designed to steal passwords.
You should check your address bar carefully before submitting your data.
The domains 'google.com' and 'accounts-google.com' go to the same place.
Which best describes the main idea of the THIRD paragraph?
To teach readers how to defend against phishing attacks
To explain how phishing attacks are executed
To describe the reasons for phishing attacks
To compare and contrast phishing and spear phishing
Why does the author discuss 2FA?
To impress readers by using technical terms
To entertain readers by telling a short story
To persuade readers to not use the Internet
To inform readers about how to protect themselves
Which is NOT discussed by the author?
How to protect oneself against phishing attacks
Reasons why people commit phishing attacks
How a spear phishing is different from phishing
Which computers work best for phishing attacks
With which statement would the author most likely AGREE?
The Internet is too dangerous for regular people to use.
A company's logo on a web page means that the site is safe.
Using 2FA does NOT help to protect against phishing attacks.
A safe Internet user is suspicious of links.
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer in complete sentences.
Explain in your own words what 2FA is and how it protects users against phishing attacks.
What is the difference between a phishing and spear phishing attack? Which is more dangerous and why do you think that?