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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Online Shopping?

No matter what you’re looking to buy, it’s hard to beat the selection and convenience Internet shopping has to offer. Not only do e-tailers offer a vast array of merchandise; they’re open 24 hours a day and can ship items straight to your door. But in order to protect your privacy and shop wisely on the Web, there are certain things you should know. How much do you know about online shopping? Test your knowledge now.

Quiz Questions:

1. How can a consumer tell if they’re shopping at a secure website?
In the browser, where the website address is displayed, it should say https://, as opposed to simply http://.
Most online sellers have a padlock displayed at the bottom of the screen. If that lock is closed, chances are, it’s a secure site; if it’s open, you should assume it is not a secure site.
The screen should have an unbroken key symbol.
All of the above.

2. What does it mean when a website has a VeriSign secured seal?
It means that the website is secured using VeriSign SSL (secure sockets layer) technology.
It means that the website has passed a series of rigorous tests to prove it is secure.
It guarantees that your email address is safely stored and will not be sold to a third party.
It guarantees that your credit card information, usernames, and passwords can never be hacked.

3. What is phishing?
Phishing is when you shop on a website and acquire a malicious computer virus, worm, or Trojan horse.
Phishing is when an online seller keeps sending you email, even after you’ve removed yourself from the list
Phishing is when a fraudulent company masquerades as a genuine online seller to acquire your credit card or other sensitive information.
Phishing is when a hacker breaks into a secure website and steals its customers’ credit cards and other sensitive information.

4. True or false: Sometimes an e-commerce website must obtain your Social Security number in order to complete a transaction.

5. What should you do to help ensure that your password is secure?
Never give your password to anyone, not even friends or family.
Don’t choose a password that can be guessed, such as your birth date or your dog’s name.
Choose a password that has at least eight characters and includes both numbers and letters.
All of the above.

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