Quiz 7

  1. Who are hackers, usually?
  2. What two types of software do you need to secure a home computer that connects to the Internet via a dial-up modem connection?
  3. You receive a Klez infected email from your friend. Does this mean your friend's computer is infected?

  4. What does the virus "Join the crew" do to your computer?
  5. A friend sends you the following image, titled "Shark attacks helicopter", and says "Although this looks like a picture taken from a Hollywood movie, it is in fact a real photo, taken near the South African coast during a military exercise by the British Navy." Give me the URL of any site which will either verify this is so or reveal the hoax.
    sharkfake (33K)
  6. You receive the following email:

    Hi, my name is Amy Bruce.I am 7 years old, and I have severe lung cancer from second hand smoke. I also have a large tumor in my brain, from repeated beatings. The doctors say I will die soon if this isn't fixed, and my family can't pay the bills. The Make A Wish Foundation, has agreed to donate 7 cents for every name on this list. For those of you who send this along, I thank you so much, but for those who don't send it, what goes around comes around. Have a Heart, please send this. Please, if you are a kind person, send this on.

    What can you do to help Amy?
  7. What will happen to you if you work with Madam Kabila as detailed below?
    DEAR SIR/MADAM I am Madam Marie Kabila, the second wife of the Late President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Laurent desire Kabila who was assassinated on January 16th 2001 by one of his security aids. I am under sever pressure from this military government headed by the first son of my late husband, General Joseph Kabila who felt victimized due to the incessant family problems between his biological mother and I. He has seized all the deposited funds registered under my care by my late husband, through the help of his friend who is the Governor of Central Bank of Congo. However, I have US$50,000,000 Million (Fifty Million United State Dollars) currently in a coded security company vault overseas, which I now intend to use to establish a profitable business venture abroad to enable me and my family start life all over again. As a result, I am urgently in need of a very reliable investor participant who is not known as my associate, that I could entrust with the PIN and Certificate of Deposit to help me remove the fund since no name were used in securing the vault. I cannot successfully claim it myself as the government searchlight is still on my immediate family, hence I crave your assistance. You will in addition bank and assist me in investing (with my lawyers approval on project) as a front until the situation becomes more favourable for us to now meet and discuss the way forward. Finally, more details on the logistic and modalities of the transaction will be given to you on my receiving your acceptance letter. I do not need to remind you of the absolute secrecy and confidentiality that this transaction demands.
    Best regards,
    Presently am here in lome togo, contract me or my with this number.002289474406
  8. In CIS class, what is Spam?
  9. Bonus round: What South African bridge is in the background of the helicopter-shark photo?