Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hw Assignment 15

hacker- a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data

computer virus- a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data

spyware- software that self-installs on computers and tracks the user's Internet use, mainly for marketing purposes

phishing- the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company

encryption- to convert (information or data) into a cipher or code, esp. to prevent unauthorized access

I used the Dictionary application for Mac OS to find all of the definitions here.

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