Module 5

Passwords and passphrases that are more than four characters, contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters are the most secure.
False
Some operating systems and email programs allow you to encrypt the contents of files and messages that are stored on your computer.
True
Secure sites typically use digital certificates along with security protocols.
True
The Privacy Act forbids federal agencies from allowing information to be used for a reason other than that for which it was collected.
True
Any device that connects to the Internet is susceptible to mobile malware.
True
Many companies use access controls to minimize the chance that a perpetrator may intentionally access or an employee may accidentally access confidential information on a computer, mobile device, or network.
True
Cybercrime laws are consistent between states and countries, making it easy to reach a consensus as to what is illegal.
False
Websites often collect data about you so that they can customize advertisements and send you personalized email messages.
True
Many organizations and businesses have strict written policies governing the installation and use of software and enforce their rules by checking networked or online computers periodically to ensure that all software is licensed properly.
True
Personal firewalls constantly monitor all transmissions to and from a computer and may inform a user of any attempted intrusion.
True
The PATRIOT Act gives law enforcement the right to monitor people’s activities, including web and email habits.
True
During virtual browsing, your browser does not keep track of the websites you are visiting.
False
To promote a better understanding of software piracy problems and, if necessary, to take legal action, a number of major worldwide software companies formed the BSA.
True
Phishing is an unsolicited email message or newsgroup posting sent to many recipients or newsgroups at once.
False
Perpetrators of back doors trick their victims into interacting with phony websites.
False
If a company does not have a formal email policy, it can read email messages without employee notification.
True
Your browsing history is a list of all websites you have visited over a period of time.
True
Digital signatures often are used to ensure that an imposter is not participating in an Internet transaction.
True
Both Windows and Mac operating systems include firewall capabilities.
True
A digital forensics examiner must have knowledge of the law, technical experience with many types of hardware and software products, superior communication skills, and the like.
True
Biometric objects are entirely foolproof.
False
Many Internet security programs include a firewall, antivirus program, and filtering capabilities combined.
True
COPPA protects minors from inappropriate content when accessing the Internet in schools and libraries.
False
Content filtering opponents argue that banning any materials violates constitutional guarantees of free speech and personal rights.
True
Any illegal act involving a computer generally is referred to as a computer crime.
True
It is illegal for employers to use software programs that monitor employees.
False
HIPAA protects individuals against the wrongful disclosure of their health information.
True
Audit trails only record unsuccessful access attempts.
False
Proximity sharing gives websites access to your current location.
False
Information collected and stored about individuals should be limited to what is necessary to carry out the function of the business or government agency collecting the data.
True