SonicWALL Phishing and Spam IQ Quiz

Tagged: IQ Quiz, Phishing, Spam, Software, Entertainment, Computer Hardware, Technology
Source: SonicWALL - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 25 weeks ago

"Chances are that in the past week you've received an e-mail in your inbox that pretends to be from your bank, e-commerce vendor, or other on-line site. Hopefully you've realized that many times this e-mail is fake - a phishing or spam e-mail. The sender (phisher) of these fake e-mails wants you to click on the link in the e-mail and go to a phishing Web site - which will look just like the Web site of the company being phished. Once on the phishers Web site they hope to obtain your account, financial, credit and even identity information. Of course not every e-mail you receive is a phish. In fact you should expect your bank or e-commerce vendor to send you legitimate e-mail. But how can you tell the difference? Well that's what the Phishing IQ test is all about - give it a try.


To begin click the "Start the Test" button below. Each question will be displayed one at a time in a browser window and you decide if the e-mail is a "Phish" or "Legitimate." When you have completed the test you'll get a score along with a chance to see "why" a question was a phish or legitimate. Good Luck!" | More



GraysonPeddie's picture
Joined: 10/29/2006
Posts: 570

I got 9 out of 10 right but I don't get any phishing scams in my e-mail account. Of course, I will need to brush up on little bit more of my phishing detection skills (pay deep attention to the URL) even though I got 90% right. I must admit, though, that I don't use PayPal and eBay anymore. Not a chance even if I need to sell my digital TV tuner that I don't need anymore.

Do note that this test if not random.

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