Programming 1.03 Vocab

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Antivirus Program

Software installed on computers and networks to detect and remove viruses.

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Cookie

Text file created by the server computer when a user enters information into a website.

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Copyright

Protects a piece of work from reproduction without permission from the work’s author.

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Cracker/Hacker

Person who accesses a computer system without authorization.

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Firewall

A network security system that prevents unauthorized network access.

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Information Age

Present time characterized by increasing dependence on the computer’s ability to store and manipulate large amounts of information.

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Netiquette

The etiquette that should be followed when using a network.

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Online Profiling

A marketing technique that collects online data about consumers.

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Phishing

The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be a legitimate business in an attempt to trick the user into revealing personal information that could be used for crimes such as identity theft.

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Piracy

Illegally copying or distributing software.

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Privacy policy

A legally binding document that explains how any personal information will be used.

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Trojan horse

Malicious code in the form of a program that appears as something else, usually a program that looks trustworthy.

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Virus

A program that is designed to reproduce itself by copying itself into other programs stored on a computer without the user’s knowledge.

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Web beacon

A tiny, transparent graphic located on a web page used to collect data about the web page user. Also called a web bug or pixel tag.

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Worm

Program that is able to reproduce itself over a network.