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  • Who's Who in IT: Question #3

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech quiz - famous people in IT history

  • Quiz: Online threats to privacy

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about malware and other security threats to privacy.

  • Who's Who in IT: Question #5

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech quiz - famous people in IT history

  • Who's Who in IT: Question #4

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech quiz - famous people in IT history

  • Who's Who in IT: Question #2

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech quiz - famous people in IT history

  • Quiz: More fun with open source

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about open source teminology.

  • Weird and wonderful geekspeak: Do you speak Geek?

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about general terminology.

  • Who was the inventor of xerography?

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech quiz - famous people in IT history

  • Quiz: Data Storage

    Computer storage is the holding of data in an electromagnetic form for access by a computer processor.

  • Quiz: Mobile Device Security -- Who else can hear me now?

    Mobile device security and compliance regulations can be as hard to pin down as a strong connection for your smartphone. Test your knowledge of risk areas and compliance rules in this quiz from WhatIs.com.

  • Phishing season (quiz)

    Ah, the festive season! Carolers come a-caroling; callers come a-calling and.

  • Quiz: Eureka!

    IT's all about the light bulb moments.

  • Quiz: PCI DSS compliance -- Two years later

    A five-question multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of the content presented by expert Diana Kelley in this lesson of SearchSecurity.com's Compliance School.

  • Business lingo: Make it snappy! (Quiz)

    We all know time is money. Spend a penny by stopping to take this quiz!

  • Do you speek Geek in the Summer? A Science Fiction Quiz

    Netscape co-founder and now blogger extraordinaire Marc Andreessen took some time from his busy schedule as an entrepreneur with social networking startup Ning to name his favorite up-and-coming science fiction writers.

  • Quiz: Database Basics

    After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct.

  • Quiz: Nano, nano!

    Good things come in small packages -- really, really small packages.

  • Quiz -- Software development

    How to take the quiz: - After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct to go to the whatis.

  • Quiz: Authentication Methods

    There are quite a few ways to authenticate users who want access to your organization's network resources.

  • Quiz: Who Done IT? A Murder Mystery

    How to take the quiz: - After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct

  • Quiz: Web Management Basics

    How to take the quiz: - After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct to go to the whatis definition

  • Quiz: Artificial Intelligence

    The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

  • Quiz: DSL

    DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is a technology for bringing high-bandwidth information to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines.

  • Quiz: Cryptography

    OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message. OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message." (Radio message to subscribed members of the Lone Ranger Club, circa 1943.) How to take the quiz: - After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct to go to the whatis.com definition. If the answer you've chosen is correct, you will see the question text (or a paraphrase of it) somewhere in the definition. OR - Check your answers by using the answer key at the end of the quiz. This is an encryption/decryption key known only to the party or parties that exchange secret messages. a) e-signature b) digital certificate c) private key d) security token 2) This was commonly used in cryptography during World War II. a) tunneling b) personalization c) van Eck phreaking d) one-time pad 3) Today, many Internet businesses and users take advantage of cryptography based on this approach. a) public key infrastructure b) output feedback c) Encrypting File System d) single signon 4) This is the name for the issuer of a PKI certificate. a) man in the middle b) certificate authority c) Resource Access Control Facility d) script kiddy 5) Developed by Philip R. Zimmermann, this is the most widely used privacy-ensuring program by individuals and is also used by many corporations. a) DSS b) OCSP c) Secure HTTP d) Pretty Good Privacy 6) This is the encryption algorithm that will begin to supplant the Data Encryption Standard (DES) - and later Triple DES - over the next few years as the new standard encryption algorithm. a) Rijndael b) Kerberos c) Blowfish d) IPsec 7) This is the inclusion of a secret message in otherwise unencrypted text or images. a) masquerade b) steganography c) spoof d) eye-in-hand system 8) In password protection, this is a random string of data used to modify a password hash. a) sheepdip b) salt c) bypass d) dongle 9) This is a mode of operation for a block cipher, with the characteristic that each possible block of plaintext has a defined corresponding ciphertext value and vice versa. a) footprinting b) hash function c) watermark d) Electronic Code Book 10) This is a trial and error method used to decode encrypted data through exhaustive effort rather than employing intellectual strategies. a) chaffing and winnowing b) cryptanalysis c) serendipity d) brute force cracking Click here for answer key or take another quiz!

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