Security Awareness

Module 5 – Website spoofing. And how to read URLs for a sign of a scam. (P101-5)

There are many places that we can look for evidence of a scam, but the URL is one of the best.

In this module, you’ll focus on the website address and look at how scammers abuse the flexibility of URLs to impersonate safe and legitimate websites.
  • Module 5 - Introduction
  • 1) Which of the following web addresses is legitimate?
  • 2) Which of the following in the subdomain would be a tell-tale sign of a scam?
  • 3) Creating a phoney Fedex website address
  • 4) Which of the following is not a legitimate UK-based domain name?
  • 5) In a scam URL , in which 2 elements might you see an organisation's name?
  • 6) Which of the following statements is true?
  • 7) What is the domain component of this URL –
  • 8) Which of the following top-level domains will you find on the PayPal website?
  • 9) Where is this link going to take you?
  • 10) You should never click on a link that includes an IP address because ….
  • Module 5 - The Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever