An online scam that uses e-mail to "fish" for users' private information by imitating legitimate companies.
All sorts of malicious software designed to harm a computer or network.
A computer program that can destroy files or make your computer "crash."
A self-replicating malware computer program, which uses a computer network to send copies of itself to other computers on the network.
A malware that collects small pieces of information about users without their knowledge.
Any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer.
A destructive program that masquerades as an application. The software initially appears to perform a desirable function for the user prior to installation, but steals information or harms the system.
A file that can be added to an e-mail, like a document, photograph, or song. Sometimes attachments carry viruses, so do not open attachments from unknown parties.
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 acronym used to communicate, usually through instant and text messaging.
Websites use these files to store information on your browser, such as log-in or registration identification, user preferences, and online "shopping-cart" information. Your browser saves the information and reuses it when you return to those websites.
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. Users type in what they think is a valid website address and are unknowingly redirected to an illegitimate site that steals their personal information.
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.