McAfee Safe Shopping Quiz
Analysts predict consumers will spend $157 billion online in 2007, a new world record. Now, many of us are terrific at using the Web to get the best prices, but how good are we at avoiding risky web sites? It’s good to be a power shopper, but are you a safe shopper?
Take this 10-question quiz and see.
Which method(s) of online payment qualify for the U.S. law limiting liability for fraudulent charges to $50?
If you see a lock or the letters https at the beginning of a Web address, it guarantees that the site is legitimate and shopping there is safe.
You might have heard about the cybercrime practice known as "phishing," but what is it exactly?
It's safer to shop at companies that advertise using sponsored links (the ones at the top and sides of search engine pages) than those from natural links, because the search engines won’t allow bad companies to advertise on their sites.
Shopping online from an Internet café or from a free, public Wi-Fi hot spot is safe, as long as you restart your computer before shopping.
Shopping online can be as safe as shopping at brick-and-mortar stores if you shop at well-known online retailers or research new shops beforehand by, for example, using a search engine to see what others have to say about them or finding the retailer’s phone number and calling them.
Given a choice between two similar sites – one legitimate, one risky – how often do you think consumers will pick the safe one, on average?
It's safe to send financial information like credit card numbers by email as long as the computer has an up-to-date security installed.
In the most recent survey from McAfee and the National Cyber Security Alliance, 74% of the respondents said they had received a phishing e-mail and 92% of those people said at least some of the e-mails looked real. When tested later, what percentage of their computers had anti-phishing protection?
Sites that promise free electronics products like iPods or Xboxes in exchange for completing a "sponsor offer" are legitimate. Companies like Apple and Microsoft wouldn’t allow these sites to use their products if they weren’t the real thing.