a technique to gain personal information for the purpose of identity theft, usually by means of fraudulent e-mail
malicious software designed to harm a computer or network
A computer program that can destroy files or make your computer "crash."
a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
information gathering software often bundled with free downloaded software, secretly sends pop up ads to the user and can steal personal information.
is software that loads itself onto a computer and tracks the user's browsing habits or pops up advertisements while the computer is in use. Applications that send data to advertisers.
a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful
A file that can be added to an e-mail, like a document, photograph, or song.
A Web log, or blog, is an online journal or diary where writers, known as bloggers, may chronicle their daily lives or comment on news and popular culture
A way to quickly access a favorite website by saving it in your browser
A program that allows users to view Web pages
An interactive forum where you can talk in real-time
Websites use these files to store information on your browser, such as log-in or registration identification, user preferences, and online "shopping-cart" information
Bullying through Internet applications and technologies such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites, and cell phones
Information retrieved from the Internet, discs or CDs, and other computers which you can use or save to your computer.
A service that allows people to send messages with pictures and sounds from their computer to any other computer in the world
This is a system that creates a special "wall" to keep out unwanted information, like spam and viruses, and unwanted people, like hackers.
A popular term for someone who accesses computer information either legally or illegally.
Courtesy, honesty, and polite behavior practiced on the Internet.
An online scam that attacks the browser's address bar
Illegally copying copyrighted software, music, or movies
Unwanted e-mail from someone you don't know. It is usually trying to sell you something
Social Networking Site
An online community where people from all over the world may meet and share common interests
A list of websites the people using a particular computer have visited