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