Phishing is expressly designed by a malignant actor to harm a company or individual by obtaining sensitive information. It often takes the form of a seemingly legitimate-looking message from a trusted sender. Phishing emails target banking credentials, passwords, cash advances, or other information of value. Identity theft often results.
Spam is a tactic for hawking goods and services by sending unsolicited emails to bulk lists or unsolicited recipients. Common types of spam include prayer chain forwards, coupons, adult content, donation solicitations, and unwanted newsletters. They are usually commercial in nature and not expressly malicious.
We have all received this email from nigerian princes, these scams may invlolve a chain of back and fourth messages. It is important to not reply to these messages.
Legit email can sometimes be flagged as spam. An example of this known as BACN is when a user as signed up for many email lists and may not remember signing up for the list or how to opt-out.
The quiz is multiple choice and there are 4 choices for each question. Each question will display an image of an email and it is up to to determine whether the email message is spam, scam, phishing or a legitate email.
Once the test has completed, you will automatically be given the result. Ideally we would like to see 100% scores. Test scores are graded automatically upon completion. A = 90%+ B = 80%+ C = 70%+ D = 60%+ E = 50%+ 49% or lower is graded with an F
There is no cost to the test and you can take the test as many times as you like. We try to randomize the questions. Data is removed from our servers after 30 days.