Hacktober Questions & Answers
…and we’re back!
Information Technology Services is excited to present this year’s Hacktober Trivia! Last year was so much fun and we want to say a very big thank you for getting on board with spreading cyber security awareness the whole month of October.
Our Hacktober trivia game consists of a new question published on our social media (@itswsu – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) each business day. Respond each day to be considered for our weekly WSU swag. All responses will also form the pool for our two grand prizes (one student prize and one staff prize) to be awarded on October 31st.
Non-WSU email addresses are not considered for prizes, so please use your WSU email address when responding.
Respond to the security question of the day on our social media (@itswsu) to enter your email address into prize drawings.
Participation Is voluntary. Emails are only used to identify winners. All WSU students and staff are eligible.
If you win a weekly prize, you’ll still be eligible to win the grand prize to be awarded on October 31st.
You must be following @itswsu on at least one social media platform in order to win.
(WSU’s Central Information Technology Services employees are not eligible to win.)
Hacktober Questions & Answers
Want to be entered to win our weekly prizes? Visit our social media @ITSWSU to answer our daily questions and be entered into weekly drawings! All entries will also be considered for our staff and student grand prize.
|October 1st||To whom should you forward a potential phishing email received in your WSU email account?||A. email@example.com|
|October 2nd||What is it called when hackers use infecting software to break into a network of private computers without the owner's knowledge?||A. Malware|
B. Phishing Module
|October 3rd||True or False - Internet service providers don't have access to my data and online activity if I use a "private browser"||A. True|
|October 4th||What does the "https://" at the beginning of a URL mean, as opposed to "http://" (without the "s")?||A. Information entered into the site is encrypted|
B. The website is the newer version of an old website
C. The domain name has been properly registered
D. The website content has been approved by ICANN
|A. Information entered into the site is encrypted|
|October 5th||Who invented the first computer?||A. Bill Gates|
B. Lester Allen Pelton
C. Vincent Gray Cerf
D. Charles Babbage
|D. Charles Babbage|
|October 8th||During what era was the first computer built?||A. 1750-1790|
|October 9th||To whom should you forward a potential phishing email received in your WSU email account?||A. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|October 10th||True or False - By disabling the GPS function on my smartphone, I am ensuring and preventing my smartphone from being tracked||A. True|
|October 11th||What is the best way to keep hackers from compromising your password?||A. Write down passwords in secret code |
B. Use long strings of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols
C. Keep passwords in a locked excel file on your laptop
D. Use short strings of a variety of letters followed by numbers
|B. Use long strings of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols|
|October 12th||True or False - Using a private Wi-Fi network (one that requires a password) prevents other users from viewing the sensitive information sent across that Wi-Fi network||A. True|
|October 15th||Of the following passwords, which one is considered the most safe and secure?||A. itSWsU!18|
|Check back on October 16th for the answer to this question!|