Phishing

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Which is a phishing attack?
Tricking someone into giving away sensitive data
Sneaking into a concert without paying
Buying something with someone else's credit
Throwing water on an adversary's computer
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What is the difference between a phishing and spear phishing attack?
A phishing attack is more convincing than a spear phishing attack.
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 illegal while spear phishing is legal.
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How do you know this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Which is NOT a motive or reason for phishing mentioned in the text?
To disarm home alarm systems
To steal private communication or records
To gain control of someone else's computer network
To commit identity fraud
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How can 2FA protect users from phishing attacks?
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.
The attacker needs a fingerprint or eyeball scan to access the account.
Two people have to approve the login, so the attacker can't do it alone.
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How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
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Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
In a phishing attack, an attacker overpowers a victim with a stronger computer.
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.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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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.
The domains 'google.com' and 'accounts-google.com' go to the same place.
You should check your address bar carefully before submitting your data.
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Which best describes the main idea of the THIRD paragraph?
To describe the reasons for phishing attacks
To explain how phishing attacks are executed
To compare and contrast phishing and spear phishing
To teach readers how to defend against phishing attacks
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Why does the author discuss 2FA?
To impress readers by using technical terms
To persuade readers to not use the Internet
To entertain readers by telling a short story
To inform readers about how to protect themselves
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Which is NOT discussed by the author?
How a spear phishing is different from phishing
Which computers work best for phishing attacks
How to protect oneself against phishing attacks
Reasons why people commit phishing attacks
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With which statement would the author most likely AGREE?
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.
A company's logo on a web page means that the site is safe.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer in complete sentences.
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Explain in your own words what 2FA is and how it protects users against phishing attacks.
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What is the difference between a phishing and spear phishing attack? Which is more dangerous and why do you think that?
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