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 Definitions & Explanations

On this page I will list many items which some of you may or may not know. These will be the basic types of items, nothing too complex. Clicking the links will bring you to the WhatIs site. This site contains a huge amount of tech related material. Aside from the definitions, there are all sorts of IT\PC related subjects, ranging from the simplest of things, to the more complex technical details of computing and technology. An excellent resource for all.

acronym  

ActiveX   

add-in

add-on  

address  

ADSL

adware  

aggregate  

aggregator

AIM   

anchor

animated GIF

anti-virus software 

applet  

application

archive   

attribute   

authenticate

AutoRun     

avatar   

AVI file 


back door   

backbone   

backdoor  

backlink   

backup   

bandwidth   

banner  

basic input/output system 

blue screen of death

batch   

batch file   

Bayesian filter   

Bayesian logic   

BBS   

Bcc   

beep code   

benchmark 

beta   

bitmap     

bit rate   

bitmap   

Blackberry 

blacklist 

blended exploit

binary   

binarytree   

blog  

Bluetooth 

Boolean   

browser   

browser hijacker 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

broadband  

boot  

boot up   

bootable floppy   

bot   

bounce e-mail


cache   

cached   

Can Spam Act of 2003  

capture   

CERT   

chat acronyms  

click   

clickfraud  

client 

challenge-response authentication mechanism  

click-through rate  

clip art   

clock speed

codec   

compiler   

configure   

content filtering   

Control-Alt-Delete   

cookie


daemon   

DARPA   

data miner   

DDoS   

debug   

decompiler   

dedicated server   

Defrag 

device driver   

docking station   

domain   

download   

downloading  

DRAM   

DRDRAM   

drive-bydownload  

driver   

DSO exploit   

dynamic IP address   

dynamic link library

 

 

 

Geek.com Big Button

 

 

 

 

e-commerce  

e-mail spoofing   

emoticon   

encryption   

ergonomics   

Ethernet   

EULA

executable    

exploit     

export    

extension


false positive   

fatal exception   

file   

file allocation table  

file extension   

file formats   

Flash drive

flash memory   

FTP 


gatekeeper   

gateway   

GIF   

gigabit   

gigabyte   

GUI


hard bounce   

hard disk   

hard drive   

hash   

header   

heat sink  

hexadecimal   

honeypot  

host 

hotfix   

hyperlink   

hypertext   

Hypertext Transfer Protocol


illegal operation   

image compression   

IMing   

import   

infinite loop  

initialization 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

input/output

interface   

intrusion detection   

IP   

IP address   

IRC


Java  

joule   

JPEG   

JPG 


kernel  

key   

kilobit   

kilobits per second  

kilobyte 


latency   

loop   

loopback   

loopback test


macro   

malware   

Mbps   

megabit   

megabyte   

memory leak   

meta 

metatag    

mirrorsite   

mirroring   

module   

MPEG 

MPEG standards   

MS-DOS


n00b  

NAT   

NetBEUI  

NetBIOS   

netiquette   

NTFS


obfuscate   

OEM   

overclocking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P2P   

packet   

parser  

partition   

path   

phishing   

ping   

plug-and-play   

POP3   

portportscan     

portal   

proprietary   

protocol  

proxy server   

proxy


query   

queue 


RAM   

real time   

reboot   

redirect   

redundant   

registry   

remote access  

restore point   r

ootdirectory   

rootkit   

router   

runtime

remote access server


safe mode   

screen capture   

screen shot  

script   

script kiddie   

sector   

session cookie  

shell 

Shockwave   

shortcut   

site map   

smart tag  

SMTP   

sniffer   

social engineering

 

 

 

 Wiktionary

 

 

sockets software  

splashpage   

spoofing   

spyware   

SRAM   

stack   

stealth 

static IP address/dynamic IP address   

streaming   

string  

switch   

sys admin  

sysop  

surge protector


table   

tag   

TCP/IP  

terabit 

terabyte   

teraflop 

text editor  

thread  

tilde

time stamp

trace route   

tweak


unzipping   

uploading   

usability  

uptime and downtime   

user group   

utility


Visual Basic    

VoIP 


W3C   

war driving   

Wave file

Winsock   

WinZip   

WLAN   

workaround   

WYSIWYG


zero-day exploit   

Zip drive   

zipping   

zombie   

zone 

 

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