Infosec Know IT All Trivia: Authentication

Test your knowledge of authentication methods with our Infosec Know IT All Trivia.

Test your knowledge of authentication with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answer. If you get them all correct, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!

1.) This form of authentication is the science and technology of measuring and statistically analyzing biological data.
a. footprinting
b. biometrics
c. AAA
d. brain fingerprinting

2.) This plastic card with an embedded microchip can be used to establish a user's identity.
a. security token
b. private key
c. certificate
d. smart card

3.) Identification, authentication and authorization are collectively referred to as…
a. access controls
b. AAA
c. biometric verification
d. encryption

4.) This is the process of determining that someone or something is allowed to do what it would like to do.
a. authentication
b. authorization
c. verification
d. Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service

5.) This authentication process allows a user to enter one name and password to access multiple applications.
b. security ID
c. SSO
d. user profile

What do you think of our daily trivia questions? Are they too easy? Too hard? Let me know.


1.) b. biometrics
Learn more about the current state of biometrics in this article by Robert Scheier.

2.) d. smart card
Learn more about smart cards in this Executive Security Briefing by Fred Avolio.

3.) a. access controls
Learn more about access controls with our collection of Best Web Links.

4.) b. authorization
For more information on authorization, read this definition.

5.) c. SSO
Learn about the security issues of Passport, Microsoft's SSO application, in this Web Security Tip.

This was last published in December 2003

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