Interseting Words!

24 10 2008

I am a member of the bangalore quiz group, and just love solving the quizzes that pop into my mailbox at at an alarming rate… well there was an interesting IT quiz that came along this past week, thought Id share it with you.

It was based on the new words from IT that have entered the mainstream lexicon

Here is the quiz:

Q If you use a a USB flash drive to illicitly download confidential data
from a network endpoint, what is the slang for what you would you be

Ans: Thumbsucking

Q If you were using an iPod digital audio player to illicitly download
large quantities of confidential data by directly plugging it into a
computer where the data is held, what is the slang for what you would
be doing?

Ans: Podslurping

Q If you were unauthorizedly accessing of information from a wireless
device through a Bluetooth connection, what is the word for what you
would be doing?

Ans: Bluesnarfing

Q If you were involved in information theft or data manipulation in
wireless, local networks, you would be….?

Ans: Snarfing

Q If you were sending of unsolicited messages over Bluetooth to
Bluetooth-enabled devices, you would be doing what?

Ans: Bluejacking

Q The unintentional release of secure information to an insecure
environment is known as a ……..what?

Ans: Dataspill

Q It is is a tongue-in-cheek term used to describe the transfer of
electronic information, especially computer files, by physically
carrying removable media such as magnetic tape, floppy disks, compact
discs, USB flash drives, or external hard drives from one computer to
another. Name it.

Ans: Sneakers (Now I know why that movie was called sneakers!!)

Q The term has typically been used to refer to any small device or
object (usually hand-sized) which can be manipulated. Name it.

Ans: Frob

Source: Prakash Subbarao (The Genius) –

If you find any more interesting words, do share them!