Cyber Security Questions and Answers Part-1

1. In which year the term hacking was coined?
a) 1965-67
b) 1955-60
c) 1970-80
d) 1980-82

Answer: b
Explanation: The term came to origin in the year 1960s when very highly skilled professionals and individuals practice complex programming approaches to solve different problems.

2. From where the term ‘hacker’ first came to existence?
a) MIT
b) Stanford University
c) California
d) Bell’s Lab

Answer: a
Explanation: At MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the term ‘hacker’ first came into origin because individuals and high skilled professionals solve different problems using programming languages. Some similar terms were also coined in this regard such as – geeks & nerds.

3. What is the one thing that old hackers were fond of or find interests in?
a) Breaking Other’s system
b) Voracious thirst for knowledge
c) Cracking Phone calls
d) Learning new languages

Answer: b
Explanation: Hackers of the old era were considered the most influential individuals of society with intellectual learning inclination and thirst for knowledge.

4. In which year the first popular hacker conference took place?
a) 1994
b) 1995
c) 1993
d) 1992

Answer: c
Explanation: The first ever internationally recognized hacker’s conference took place in the year 1993 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

5. What is the name of the first hacker’s conference?

Answer: a
Explanation: DEFCON is one of the most popular and largest hacker’s as well as a security consultant’s conference that takes place every year in Las Vegas, Nevada, where government agents, security professionals, black and white hat hackers from all over the world attend that conference.

6. _______ is the oldest phone hacking techniques used by hackers to make free calls
a) Phishing
b) Spamming
c) Phreaking
d) Cracking

Answer: c
Explanation: Phreaking which is abbreviated as phone-hacking is a slang term and old hacking technique where skilled professionals study, explore & experiment telephone networks in order to acquire the free calling facility.

7. In which year, first practical technology hacking came into origin?
a) 1878
b) 1890
c) 1895
d) 1876

Answer: a
Explanation: The first hacking (related to telephone technology) was done when the phone company – named Bell Telephone started in the year 1878.

8. In which year, hacking became a practical crime and a matter of concern in the field of technology?
a) 1971
b) 1973
c) 1970
d) 1974

Answer: c
Explanation: For hackers 1970 was that era when hackers and cyber criminals figured out how wired technologies work and how these technologies can be exploited in order to gain additional advantage or misuse the technology.

9. Who was the first individual who performed a major hacking in the year 1971?
a) Steve Wozniak
b) Steve Jobs
c) Kevin Mitnick
d) John Draper

Answer: d
Explanation: In the year 1971, a Vietnam guy name John Draper figured it out as how to make phone calls free of cost. This type of phone hacking is termed Phreaking.

10. Name the hacker who breaks the ARPANET systems?
a) Jon von Neumann
b) Kevin Poulsen
c) Kevin Mitnick
d) John Draper

Answer: b
Explanation: The ARPANET (Advanced Research Project Agency Network) got hacked by Kevin Poulsen as he breaks into the Pentagon network and their associated system but got caught immediately in the year 1983.