Phishing IQ Test

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Heeter's thread reminded me of this little quiz that I took a couple of weeks ago. Basically, it displays 10 emails and you have to decide whether they're real or fraudulent.

    See how you do :)
    http://survey.mailfrontier.com/survey/quiztest.html

    I was able to get 9/10
    Don't read until you take the quiz:

    I misjudged the CapitalOne message. It was legit, but I marked it as a fraud. I have a CapitalOne credit card, so I do receive these mails myself. It looked like the real thing, and I was going to select 'Legitimate' but the URL in the status bar of the message window threw me off at the last minute.
     
  2. logisticprism

    logisticprism Time Dr. Freeman?

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    damn i got 9/10 also.


    i got washington mutual wrong. it was an obvious fraud in hindsight.
     
  3. tom9042

    tom9042 OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I got 8 out of 10 correct. I also was wrong on an account I actually have -- Chase.

    Thanks for bringing this test to my attention.
     
  4. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I got 6 out of 10, I thought too many were phishing attempts. But then again I follow a simple rule, NEVER follow a link via email. I will use my browser and go dirrectly to the site.
     
  5. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    80%...got the chase and mutual ones wrong.
     
  6. Bluke

    Bluke OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Got 10/10, Kind of tricky on some of them but if you read the address bar at the bottom it tells you what domain it's coming from. So you can know if it's legit. If it's ebay.domainnamehere.com, it would be fake and they would be using a subdomain, but if it's sales.ebay.com it should be legit as ebay does have subdomains.
     
  7. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    i got the capitol one card wrong :s
     
  8. Ferral_Imp

    Ferral_Imp Moderator

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    I got 9 out of 10 right. I got the chase one wrong.
     
  9. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I got capitalone and bank of america wrong. URL's threw me.. bfi0.com ???
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, same here. That was a weird one. :D
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i got 8 out of 10 but i got ones that were legit as fraud so its ok, i was being extra safe
     
  12. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    8/10 - Bank of America and Capitol One wrong.
     
  13. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Whoo hoo....10/10 correct. The link would often give it away, but the specific content of the message really made the difference for me.

    Melon
     
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    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

  15. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    8/10 too....i screwed up paypal (ive no idea how that happened, i use paypal all the time, lol) and washington mutual.

    Edit: i see it now, duh, i didnt look at that signup link in the bottom ¬_¬
     
  16. synical33

    synical33 X2 & Lovin' It

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    damn i got 80% also but that is good though
    when it comes to banking i usually know what is what i mean one should know where they bank and how they perform there online banking right!
     
  17. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    9/10 for me, believe it or not I got MSN wrong, Doh!
     
  18. ApparitionX

    ApparitionX Sick of it all.

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    8/10 here, but like mafia.69, I pointed the finger at a few legit ones being extra parano...er "safe". :p
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  20. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    LOL - I like Speedy's test. Second question is the best quiz question ever.