Browse Definitions :
Quiz

Quiz: Netiquette

Sure, you know how to conduct yourself in public -- common courtesy, socially acceptable behavior, and good manners are a crucial part of everyday life. But what happens when you hit the Web? Do you need to brush up on your Internet etiquette? Take our quiz to find out.

1. You've been sent a virus warning, what should you do now?
a. Forward it to everyone in your address book.
b. Forward it within your company.
c. Ignore it.
d. Go to a security Web site to learn if it is a real virus.
Answer

2. On the Internet, flaming refers to:
a. forwarding risque e-mails
b. stalking a romantic interest in chat rooms
c. giving someone a verbal lashing in public
Answer

3. The use of "Bcc" when sending an e-mail note could sometimes be resented by the note's explicit recipients. What does the use of "Bcc" allow you to do?
Answer

4. Sending UBE is very much frowned upon. What does UBE stand for?
a. unsolicited bulk e-mail
b. unwanted boring emoticons
c. unzipped big e-mails
Answer

5. Your cousin asked for your fabulous zucchini cake recipe at the last family function. While you're sending it to him, you decide to e-mail it to all 500 people in your address book as well. What major netiquette sin have you committed?
Answer

6. Lurking is sometimes considered impolite. It is the practice of:
a. reading discussions without contributing to them
b. spending too much time in chat rooms
c. reading e-mail meant for someone else
Answer

7. If there is no copyright notice, it's okay to copy a Web page. True or false?
Answer

8. This term describes the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone. What is it?
Answer

9. In electronic communication, "brb" is a quick way of saying:
a. Be right back.
b. Been real busy.
c. Been real, buddy.
Answer

10. As a common courtesy, when in a chat room you should:
a. introduce yourself when you enter a room
b. make it clear when you are directing a question or response to a specific user
c. report disruptive users
d. all of the above
Answer

How many could you guess correctly? Let us know!

This was last updated in July 2008
SearchCompliance
  • OPSEC (operations security)

    OPSEC (operations security) is a security and risk management process and strategy that classifies information, then determines ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract is a decentralized application that executes business logic in response to events.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

SearchSecurity
  • What is cybersecurity?

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats.

  • private key

    A private key, also known as a secret key, is a variable in cryptography that is used with an algorithm to encrypt and decrypt ...

  • DOS (disk operating system)

    A DOS, or disk operating system, is an operating system that runs from a disk drive. The term can also refer to a particular ...

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

SearchStorage
  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • RAID 6

    RAID 6, also known as double-parity RAID, uses two parity stripes on each disk. It allows for two disk failures within the RAID ...

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of non-volatile storage technologies.

Close