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I did not proceed. Did I pass?
I got the same and did not proceed as well. I'm counting that as a pass.
I got the same message clicking on my link after reading your reports, so I took out the https:// and just requested the site without specifying a protocol. I dunno how the https:// got in there - I didn't have any trouble visiting earlier today - but the edited link is up there now.

I *think* the site is safe. I found it among the "least biased" sources at another site I linked recently, the one about media bias in this thread:

https://guitarscanada.com/index.php...pectrum-do-your-favorite-sources-fall.222432/

Accessing this was NOT supposed to be a test, but yes you all passed! Always best to be careful, but know that if https:// is erroneously specified in a link and the site does't have a security certificate to meet the protocol requested then the error you saw occurs. Doesn't always mean that there's something bad at the other end.
 

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lol, I have noscript turned on so it showed the answers rather than the questions. But I see there were some Facebook questions which I know sweet FA about anyway so I may have failed.
 

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Yep, it's nonsense.
 

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Yep, it's nonsense.
Given other things you reject as nonsense that's a high-value verification in my book.

@Guncho @laristotle @jb welder @LexxM3 @Wardo @vadsy

OK, everyone else passes with honors, but the quiz is not "nonsense" and is "click-bait" only in the sense that there are ads on the page.

Here it is below (seven of the eight sets, I screwed up capturing the last one). In each set, one of the statements is false. Which one?

I'll bet that some people (except @Steadfastly) will learn something from it.

ONE

A. Credit card is one of the safest ways to pay for goods online

B. If you don’t have a credit or debit card, Western Union is a good alternative to pay for goods online

C. You should never enter your payment details on a page unless there is an S after HTTP

TWO

A. Malware is a type of computer virus

B. A computer worm frequently exploits computers running out-dated software

C. An important step to protect yourself from ransomware is regular backups

THREE

A. A phishing scam that knows personal details pertinent to the recipient is called a spear-phishing attack

B. Clicking a link in an email is okay if the email is from a bank you have an account with.

C. If an email addresses you as “customer”, you should be especially wary of it.

FOUR

A. The recommended default privacy level is FRIENDS ONLY.

B. Installing Facebook apps can give total strangers access to certain information about you.

C. If I block someone on Facebook, that person has no way of seeing anything to do with my Facebook account.

FIVE

A. Adding a stranger on Facebook gives them access to my computer

B. Adding a stranger on Facebook could lead to identity theft

C. Adding a stranger on Facebook could put my friends at risk

SIX

A. Advance Fee email scams rely on tricking a victim to send money on the promise of a much bigger return.

B. An email attachment that contains a Word Document can still be dangerous to open.

C. The best course of action if I get a “Nigerian Prince” email scam is to reply and tell them to stop emailing me.

SEVEN

A. If ransomware infects my computer, a reliable and reputable anti-virus program can remove it.

B. Anti-virus can reverse the effects of ransomware

C. Ransomware is one of the most prolific online threats of 2017 and 2018.



Question 1: Online Shopping. The lie is B. You should NEVER pay for goods online with Western Union.

Question 2: Malware. The lie is A. It’s the other way around. A virus is a type of malware.

Question 3: Phishing. The lie is B. Just because an email appears to be from your bank, it doesn’t mean it is, and those links can still lead anywhere!

Question 4: Facebook Privacy. The lie is C. Blocking someone on Facebook does mean your account is invisible to them (and vice versa.) HOWEVER what people often overlook is that the blocked person can simply create a new account and see your public information. The information they can see can include your name, profile picture, public posts, public photos you’re tagged in and any About Me information you’ve made public. There is no way you can block anyone from potentially seeing any of that information. Anything you make public on Facebook is available to anyone, at any time.

Question 5. Facebook scams. The lie is A. Identity theft and putting your friends at risk are genuine threats when adding strangers on Facebook, but adding them doesn’t give the stranger access to your computer.

Question 6. Email scams. The lie is C. You should avoid replying to scam emails since by doing so you are confirming you have an active email address, meaning you’ll probably get more spam or scams.

Question 7. Ransomware. The lie is B. While anti-virus can remove ransomware, it cannot decrypt your files. You may need to ask a specialist, but there is no guarantee that decryption is realistically possible.

Question 8. The Internet of Things. The lie is C. Sadly, as manufactures rush to get their IoT capable devices out onto the market, they often overlook important features such as adequate security and privacy. This is especially true in the children’s toy market, where several children’s dolls have been recalled over fears of poor security that allowed eavesdropping. This is usually down to the way the device was created, and not user error.
 

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Given other things you reject as nonsense that's a high-value verification in my book.

@Guncho @laristotle @jb welder @LexxM3 @Wardo @vadsy

OK, everyone else passes with honors, but the quiz is not "nonsense" and is "click-bait" only in the sense that there are ads on the page.

Here it is below (seven of the eight sets, I screwed up capturing the last one). In each set, one of the statements is false. Which one?

I'll bet that some people (except @Steadfastly) will learn something from it.

ONE

A. Credit card is one of the safest ways to pay for goods online

B. If you don’t have a credit or debit card, Western Union is a good alternative to pay for goods online

C. You should never enter your payment details on a page unless there is an S after HTTP

TWO

A. Malware is a type of computer virus

B. A computer worm frequently exploits computers running out-dated software

C. An important step to protect yourself from ransomware is regular backups

THREE

A. A phishing scam that knows personal details pertinent to the recipient is called a spear-phishing attack

B. Clicking a link in an email is okay if the email is from a bank you have an account with.

C. If an email addresses you as “customer”, you should be especially wary of it.

FOUR

A. The recommended default privacy level is FRIENDS ONLY.

B. Installing Facebook apps can give total strangers access to certain information about you.

C. If I block someone on Facebook, that person has no way of seeing anything to do with my Facebook account.

FIVE

A. Adding a stranger on Facebook gives them access to my computer

B. Adding a stranger on Facebook could lead to identity theft

C. Adding a stranger on Facebook could put my friends at risk

SIX

A. Advance Fee email scams rely on tricking a victim to send money on the promise of a much bigger return.

B. An email attachment that contains a Word Document can still be dangerous to open.

C. The best course of action if I get a “Nigerian Prince” email scam is to reply and tell them to stop emailing me.

SEVEN

A. If ransomware infects my computer, a reliable and reputable anti-virus program can remove it.

B. Anti-virus can reverse the effects of ransomware

C. Ransomware is one of the most prolific online threats of 2017 and 2018.



Question 1: Online Shopping. The lie is B. You should NEVER pay for goods online with Western Union.

Question 2: Malware. The lie is A. It’s the other way around. A virus is a type of malware.

Question 3: Phishing. The lie is B. Just because an email appears to be from your bank, it doesn’t mean it is, and those links can still lead anywhere!

Question 4: Facebook Privacy. The lie is C. Blocking someone on Facebook does mean your account is invisible to them (and vice versa.) HOWEVER what people often overlook is that the blocked person can simply create a new account and see your public information. The information they can see can include your name, profile picture, public posts, public photos you’re tagged in and any About Me information you’ve made public. There is no way you can block anyone from potentially seeing any of that information. Anything you make public on Facebook is available to anyone, at any time.

Question 5. Facebook scams. The lie is A. Identity theft and putting your friends at risk are genuine threats when adding strangers on Facebook, but adding them doesn’t give the stranger access to your computer.

Question 6. Email scams. The lie is C. You should avoid replying to scam emails since by doing so you are confirming you have an active email address, meaning you’ll probably get more spam or scams.

Question 7. Ransomware. The lie is B. While anti-virus can remove ransomware, it cannot decrypt your files. You may need to ask a specialist, but there is no guarantee that decryption is realistically possible.

Question 8. The Internet of Things. The lie is C. Sadly, as manufactures rush to get their IoT capable devices out onto the market, they often overlook important features such as adequate security and privacy. This is especially true in the children’s toy market, where several children’s dolls have been recalled over fears of poor security that allowed eavesdropping. This is usually down to the way the device was created, and not user error.
Yes. I didn't need your post to know all of that as did many or most others but maybe you educated some others. Anyway, if your intentions were to help others, there is certainly nothing wrong with that.
 

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7/8, screwed up #2.

"An important step to protect yourself from ransomware is regular backups"

How does this work?
 

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No, I didn't receive notification. So useless yes, but what problems?
Like when we flag @GCAdmin1 to get someone official to look at a problem but they don't because they are missing the notification. ;)
Or we flag any member for any reason thinking they are getting notified but they aren't anymore because its broken.
 
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