March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’d like to celebrate it the best way we know how: by dropping some knowledge about online privacy and cybersecurity. Studies show that there are some important differences between how men and women behave online. Among other things, women tend to be more worried about their online safety (which is good), but less inclined to rely on software and hardware solutions (which is bad). Hopefully solving this cybersecurity quiz will reveal some dangers and teach you ways of protecting yourself.
Begin the quiz:
1/6. The air is rich with productive chatter as you place your coffee and laptop on the table, asking the barista for the wifi password. It’s time to work on that laser weapon prototype for the military – just the traffic that caffeinated hackers are waiting for! Good thing you:
2/6. You’ve finalized the laser weapon prototype plans and you’re now going to email a copy to your oligarch bestie, Dmitry. This requires discretion! Any ideas what the safest way to do it is?
3/6. Your significant other once sent you a text, referring to your lasagna dinner as a “suicide bombing.” The joke caught on and now you find yourself answering some hard questions in a CIA black site. All of this could have been avoided if:
4/6. Your friends can’t seem to shut up about this new video streaming service – Skynetflix. Apparently, they have that awesome Weirder Objects show. What the hell, you’ll give it a shot, just need to choose a password:
5/6. Foiled by your wise VPN use, the café hacker waits for you to go the bathroom and steals your laptop in a caffeinated rage. “At last, the laser cannon is mine!” he screams after a fitful bout of maniacal laughter. This, however, is not his day because:
6/6. “Ain’t nobody got time to read app permissions,” you whisper as you’re installing a camera filter app that’ll let you assume the guise of Tekashi 6ix9ine. You’re wrong of course, so let’s see which app you should get rid of:
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