33 terms

Internet Unit Terms

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Intellectual Property
Property of the mind including ideas, inventions and creations such as art and music.
Cyberbullying
Harassment, taunting, and teasing committed online, such as in chat rooms or by posting inappropriate or false information or images of someone.
Firewall
Internet security software and/or hardware that protects your computer against unauthorized access.
Phishing
Tricking users into providing information such as passwords and bank account numbers by way of emails.
Plagiarism
Copying or using someones else's work and taking credit for it without acknowledging the real author.
Spyware
Malicious software that enters a computer and tracks or gathers personal information without the users knowledge.
Trojan Horse
Computer program that appears to be a helpful or harmless application, but actually causes damage to a computer once downloaded.
Virus
Malicious software that enters a computer and negatively affects that computer's ability to run correctly.
Blog
Short for weblog. An online journal
Wikis
A website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users.
Cookie
A small file downloaded by websites to store information on your browser.
File Sharing programs
P2P programs that allow users to access the same file at the same time.
Flaming
Sending a deliberately confrontational message to others on the internet.
Hard Copy
Printed copy
Soft Copy
Electronic version of a file.
Netiquette
Courtesy, honesty, and polite behavior practiced on the internet.
Online Grooming
Manipulation of a minor to gain their trust for illegal behavior.
Piracy
Illegally copying copyrighted software, music or movies.
WWW
World Wide Web
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol
Web Browser
A program that allows the computer to transfer and display hypertext.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Home Page
The first page of a website to load.
Hyperlinks
Clickable words or images.
Malware
Malicious Software.
Identity Theft
The fraudulent use of another's personal information, usually for financial gain.
Fair Use
Allows for educational use of copyrighted material.
.Edu
Educational site
.Gov
Governmental site
.org
Charity or non-profit site
.com
Commercial site.
.net
Internet company