A feature that enables the user to designate favorite sites for fast and easy access.
Describes any kind of internet connection with a download speed of more than 56 kilobits per second.
A program that allows access to websites.
Files placed on a computer from a visited website; they are used to track visits and usage of that site.
A human readable name and abbreviation for a website-for example, com, org, or gov are common abbreviations.
The transfer of a file through an internet connection from a remote computer to a user's computer.
Hardware or software designed to protect intrusions into an internet network.
Has various meanings, but is frequently used as a slang term for an unauthorized computer or network intrusion.
Links to other websites. The linked document is displayed by clicking on a highlighted word or icon.
Portions of visited webpages placed on the local disk drive to facilities quicker retrieval once revisited.
An accounting of websites visited. Different browsers store this information in different ways.
The set of rules used to transmit packets of data over the internet and route them to their destination.
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A company that provides connections to the internet.
A list of people with a common interest who receive all the e-mails sent to the list.
A device that connects a computer to another computer through a phone line.
Large bulletin board systems that consist of several thousand specialized discussion groups. Messages are posted to a bulletin board via e-mail for others to read.
A device that manages traffic between computers belonging to a network, enabling them to share a connection to the internet.
A website devoted to searching for information on the internet using keywords.
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
A standard method by which internet sites are addressed.
VoIP (Voiceover Locator Protocol)
Transmission of the human voice over the internet, usually through a telephone.
Technology that uses high-frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over the internet. Allows for a wireless connection to the internet.