Security Awareness

Module 4 – Understanding URLs. And knowing what good looks like. (P101-4)

In this module, you will look in detail at web addresses and URLs. And see how scammers abuse the flexibility of URLs to try and trick you into thinking that you are dealing with a legitimate organisation.
  • Module 4 - Introduction
  • 1) Which qualities of URLs do scammers abuse to try and trick you?
  • 2) Which of the following is not one of the 3 core components of a URL?
  • 3) What protocol do secure websites use?
  • 4) Where is the website address located within a URL?
  • 5) Which of the following statements correctly describes a subdomain?
  • 6) For legitimate organisations, what can you expect to see in the domain?
  • 7) Which top-level domain is most favoured by scammers?
  • 8) Locating the domain name within a URL is important because …
  • 9) Where is the page component of a URL located?
  • 10) How many individual components does the URL unpacking process identify?
  • 11) What protocol value would you expect to see on a legitimate website?
  • 12) Which of the following are not components of the website address?
  • 13) To determine if a URL is a scam, you should focus your attention on …
  • 14) The .com top-level domain is used by which of the following groups?
  • 15) What is the domain component of the following website address?
  • 16) What is the subdomain component of the following website address?
  • 17) Which 2 components of the URL do we combine to assess the websites location?
  • 18) Where in a URL should you look for signs of a scam?
  • 19) If a link to a website is showing the signs of a scam, then …
  • Module 4 - The Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever