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Security I: How the 2007 Office system helps you to stay safer

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.


Which of these statements best describes a macro?

A sequence of commands written with malicious intent to damage your data.

The method by which all computer viruses are delivered.

A sequence of commands that can be run automatically to save time and repetition.

A security device built in to Microsoft Office programs.

Who or what creates digital signatures?

Publishers.

Digital certificates.

Trusted publishers.

You.

The default settings in the 2007 Office system help you to stay safer.

True.

False.

To work with a macro in the short term you have to:

Add the publisher to the trusted publishers list.

Trust it just once.

There's no short-term option; you have to choose whether to trust it or not forever.

You receive a file with a macro in it signed by one of your trusted publishers. What happens when you open it?

The macro is enabled and you do not see a security warning in the Message Bar.

The macro is enabled and the Message Bar appears giving you options for what to do with the macro.

The macro is disabled and the Message Bar appears giving you options for what to do with the macro.

There's no Message Bar and the macro is disabled.

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