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Quiz: Online threats to privacy

Quiz: Online threats to privacy


Forewarned is forearmed! How much do you know about online threats to your privacy? Take our quiz to find out.

1. In this Internet marketing version of a hit-and-run, users are tricked into installing programs that they don't want. Is it:
a. war driving
b. proxy server
c. drive-by download
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2. Sounds like it might consist of a trenchcoat and shades -- it's any type of programming that surreptitiously tracks user information for some interested party. What is it?
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3. Sometimes called one-to-one marketing, this is the practice of using information gathered about specific users to customize Web content according to their characteristics or preferences. What is it?
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4. This program, named for a swamp-dweller, has been named Number #2 on the list of biggest spyware threats. What is it?
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5. This type of application serves advertising content, purportedly as a way of offsetting costs; frequently, however, it also includes coding that tracks user information. What is it?
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6. Many music lovers happily downloaded this file-sharing program and, according to many reports, unintentionally downloaded spyware along with it. What is it?
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7. Used both for marketing and employee monitoring, this is a hardware device or small program that records each keystroke typed on a keyboard and reports back to an interested party. What is it?Answer

8. McAfee, the Internet security company, chose an innocuous-sounding acronym, PUP, to describe applications more commonly known as spyware. What does PUP stand for?
a. program for user profiling
b. potentially unwanted program
c. private user profiler
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9. This is a privacy service that prevents the gathering of user information online. What is it?
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10. Sounds like death by baked goods -- it's the modification of a personal information in a Web user's computer by an attacker to gain unauthorized information. What is it?
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How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!

This was last updated in May 2008

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