Tech Quiz of the Day


October 14, 2008  11:26 AM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about IPTV?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is IPTV

Tech Trivia
What services do triple-play networks typically offer?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is a type of television service that supports more complex actions, such as searching for programs. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
What is telco short for?
Answer

October 9, 2008  5:56 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about clickjacking?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is clickjacking

Tech Trivia
In the first six months of 2008, what percentage of sites serving malicious coding were legitimate sites that had been hacked?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
Who’s in your digital wallet? This type of exploit is used by malicious hackers to present a faked or modified website to the user as if it were legitimate. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
CRAM is the two-level scheme for authenticating network users that’s included in the hypertext transfer protocol. What does CRAM stand for?
Answer


October 9, 2008  5:54 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about biometrics?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day for October 8 was biometrics.

Tech Trivia
What’s a goat, in a biometrics context?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This X-ray-based technology yields a high-resolution image of a person’s body beneath their clothing to reveal concealed objects. Pumpkin smugglers, beware. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
IAM is a combination of business processes, policies and technologies that allows organizations to provide secure access to any resource and protect confidential data. What does IAM stand for?
Answer


October 7, 2008  4:34 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about PaaS?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Tech Trivia
What Web-based service allows business subscribers to run application programs in the Amazon.com computing environment?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is a stormy marketing term for an enterprise computing architecture that’s protected by a firewall. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
HaaS, in a grid computing context, is a pay-as-you-go model for accessing a provider’s infrastructure and CPU power. What does HaaS stand for?
Answer


October 6, 2008  5:03 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Long Term Evolution (LTE)?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Long Term Evolution (LTE).

Tech Trivia
What is the WiMAX service that Sprint Nextel rolled out last month in Baltimore? (Hint: It rhymes with “home.”)
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
In data transmission, this is the amount of data moved successfully from one place to another in a given time period. It’s often confused with bandwidth. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
Wireless broadband consumers will likely have two choices in the U.S. domestic market: LTE and WiMAX. What does WiMAX stand for?
Answer


October 3, 2008  10:35 AM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Mersenne primes?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Mersenne prime.

Tech Trivia
Is 29 a prime number?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
In mathematics, this refers to any whole (non-fractional) number. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
FLT is a significant hypothesis in number theory that was first stated by a 17th-Century laywer and amateur mathematician. What does FLT stand for?
Answer


October 2, 2008  10:32 AM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about private clouds?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is private cloud.

Tech Trivia
What does a cloud represent in flow charts?
Answer (Scroll to the second paragraph.)

Secret Word of the Day
Tom Davis, one of the founders of CGI, invented this jargon-based game that’s played surreptitiously during meetings. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
A VPN provides users with secure access over the Internet. What does VPN stand for?
Answer


October 1, 2008  11:09 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about GNU?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is GNU.

Tech Trivia
Quagga is an open source project named after a zebra with a striped front end and a plain brown back end. True or false?
Answer (Scroll to the last paragraph.)

Secret Word of the Day
This is the essential center of a computer operating system, the core that provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
The FSF was founded in 1983 along with its demonstration GNU project. What does FSF stand for?
Answer


September 30, 2008  11:15 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about the principle of least privilege?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is principle of least privilege.

Tech Trivia
What does a honey monkey imitate:
a. a bee
b. a monkey
c. a human
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is the unauthorized download of data from a computer to a small device with storage capacity, such as a Flash drive or an iPod or other MP3 player. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
A CAPTCHA typically features an image file of slightly distorted alphanumeric characters. What does CAPTCHA stand for?
Answer


September 29, 2008  11:41 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about impact-based advertising?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is impact-based advertising.

Tech Trivia
What do twips measure?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is an initial page that appears briefly as a promotion or lead-in to a site’s home page. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
CTR is the percentage of times that viewers of a Web page click on a given ad. What does CTR stand for?
Answer


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