Internet Terms

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Common terms that are associated with the internet.
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Blog

A website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order.

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Computer Virus

A piece of computer code that can replicate itself and cause the system to fail by using up all the memory and destroying programs on a computer.

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Cookie

A well-known mechanism for storing information about an Internet user on their own computer.

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Download

To transfer information to your computer over a network or via modem.

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Upload

To send information from your computer to another computer.

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Electronic Document

Any computer data, other than programs or system files, that are intended to be used in their computerized form.

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E-mail

Electronic Mail.

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E-mail Spoofing

The forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source.

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Instant Messaging

An Internet service that allows the user to communicate in real time with other users.

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Internet

A large confederation of networks around the world.

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Online Documents

Documents that are found on web pages and in files on the Internet.

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Peer-to-Peer

A method of file sharing over a network in which individual computers are linked via the Internet or a private network to share programs or files, often illegally.

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Phishing

A type of email fraud where the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking emails that appear to come from well-known and trustworthy Web sites in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from the recipient.

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Removable Media

Refers to cartridge and disc-based storage devices which can be used to easily move data between computers with the right readers such as Floppy disks, compact discs and flash memory cards.

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Reposting

To copy and send an article or information to other users or news groups that was sent to someone by someone else. This includes sending copies of messages that someone else sends to a person without their permission.

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Spam

Unsolicited email on the Internet often sent to a list obtained from a spambot or to a list obtained by companies that specialize in creating email distribution lists.

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Spyware

Computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent.

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Adware

Computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent.

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Streaming Media

Media that is consumed (read, heard, viewed) while it is being delivered.

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Trojan Horse

A malicious computer software program that is disguised as legitimate software.

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Worms

A self-replicating virus that does not alter files but resides in active memory and duplicates itself.