How do you measure up on our Exchange geek-o-meter?

Derek Carpenter, Assistant Editor
The end of summer is always depressing, isn't it? I felt as though we all needed something light and fun to start out this week. So, I challenge you to take this quick quiz and see how you measure up on our Exchange geek-o-meter. How many can you guess without peeking? When you're done, share your score with me

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1. Hot girl or viral worm?
This is a viral worm that uses the lore of a beautiful woman to infect Windows systems. When a user unwittingly opens an e-mail note with an attachment that appears to be a graphic image of a certain babe, the worm copies itself to the Windows directory and then sends the file as an attachment to all addresses in your address book.
What is it?

2. Hello operator?
This is Microsoft's trademarked directory service, an integral part of the Windows 2000 architecture. It is a centralized and standardized system that automates network management of user data, security, and distributed resources, and enables interoperation with other directories.
What is it?

3. It swings both ways
A programmer may sometimes install this so that the program can be accessed for troubleshooting or other purposes. However, attackers often use these that they detect or install themselves, as part of an exploit.
What is it?

4. Picking up the pieces
This is the process of locating the noncontiguous fragments of data into which a computer file may be divided as it is stored on a hard disk, and rearranging the fragments and restoring them into fewer fragments or into the whole file.
What is it?

5. It's hunting season!
This was the first computer virus known to have spread in the wild. Richard Skrenta, then fifteen years old, wrote the virus for the Apple II operating system, which was stored on floppy diskettes.
What is it?

6. "Oh Gee, oh shucks..."
This e-mail service gives you plenty of storage, but also parses users' messages to determine advertising matches and will occasionally insert appropriate ads in e-mail messages.
What is it?

7. Unknowing accomplice
This is an SMTP e-mail server that allows third-party relay of e-mail messages. By processing mail that is neither for nor from a local user, this makes it possible for an unscrupulous sender to route large volumes of spam.
What is it?

8. Don't e-mail without it
This is a Microsoft Windows program interface that enables you to send e-mail from within a Windows application and attach the document you are working on to the e-mail note.
What is it?

9. IM spam
According to a report from Ferris Research, 500 million IM spam messages were sent in 2003, twice the level of 2002. As it becomes more prevalent, it could impact the business community similarly to the way that spam e-mail does now, by consuming corporate resources and creating security problems. Think you know the term for IM spam?
What is it?

10. Hello? Is anyone there?
This is a term used for a set of facilities for managing the delivery of voice information using the Internet Protocol. In general, this means sending voice information in digital form in discrete packets rather than in the traditional circuit-committed protocols of the public switched telephone network.
What is it?

How many can you guess without peeking? Share your score with me and be entered to win a brushed metal TechTarget travel mug!!!

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