Phishing, according to Dictionary.com is “the practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization’s logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information, or introduce a virus attack.” It’s easy to fall prey to phishing email scams, especially if you’re in a hurry while checking your email. The “Phishing and Spam IQ Quiz” from SonicWall can help you learn to tell the difference between real and fake emails. The quiz provides sample emails and asks you to determine if they are fake or legitimate. At the end of the test, you can see your score as well as a clear visual that explains each answer.
Thanks to the Swiss Army Librarian for the link to this quiz.