Chapter 5 Checkpoint


1.       False, a computer crime is an illegal activity with a computer

2.       False, adware is displays an online ad through popup windows or a banner

3.       True

4.       True

5.       True

6.       True

7.       True

8.       False, Plaintext is unencrypted, readable data

9.       False, Private key encryption is also known as symmetric key encryption

10.   True

11.   True

12.   True


1.       I

2.       C

3.       D

4.       E

5.       F

6.       G

7.       B

8.       H

9.       J

10.   A

Problem Solving

1.       Phishing Scam, If my account was compromised, I would contact my bank and tell them what happened and to see if I could make a new account, depending on the severity of information I shared.† If I shared a debt or credit card, I would seek to cancel it, or call the company of the card and tell them to be warry of any purchases.†

2.       Laptop Security, Hiding my laptop in a case or in my backpack would be a start.† Adding barriers to logging into my laptop such as password, pins, or any other security measure to stop anyone from accessing it.† Leaving it in a populated place with people I trust would be my last option, if I have to leave my laptop.† Taking it with you is the best option to avoid theft.

3.       Suspicious file, you may have unknowingly downloaded some malware into your computer, more specifically a virus or a worm.†

4.       Acceptable use policy, if unsure, either using your phone to look at the news or asking someone that would know, either a coworker or a manager if using the computer to look at news would be acceptable.†

5.       Two step verification, when using to step verification, it usually will ask you which phone number to send the text to.† The full number will not be displayed but being able to change it is usually an option.† If able, you may send the code to an email instead of receiving a text.†

Internet Research Social Media

††††††††††††††† To lessen the possibility of being hacked, making a strong password, longer the better, and never sharing it with anyone is a good way to start.† Donít add people you donít know, and do not click any link they may send you.† Setting up facebook to send you alerts for unknown logins or unfamiliar ones is an important step to secure your account.† That way if something logs into your account, you will know right away and can immediately change your password to lock them out.† You can adjust the privacy of your posts, so that only friends can see stories or status updates, which I recommend doing, less chance of being found by potential hackers.† Friend requests are not filterable, but it is up to you to add anyone, and it is your responsibility to know who may be a bot.† You can adjust who can view any of your personal information, and you can hide who views your posts or block people from seeing your posts.† You have an extensive process when reporting, but it is mostly just requiring information about the post and why you are reporting it.† Potential threats with someone accessing your account can range from someone posing as you and giving you a bad rep or giving you viruses once you log on to your account, or if you have any personal/financial information they would have access to it.†