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10 terms

Computer Concepts Ch. 7 Sec. E

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ad-serving cookie
tracks your activities at any site containing banner ads from that third party
flash cookie
(also called local shared object)is the flash equivalent of a conventional Web cookie.
web bug
(or clear GIF) is typically a 1x1 pixel graphic embedded in a Web page or e-mail message.
antispyware
type of security software designed to identify and nuetralize web bugs, ad-serving cookies, and other spyware.
anonymous proxy service
uses an intermediary, or proxy, server to relay web page requests after masking the originating IP addres
pharming
an exploit that redirects users to fake sites by "poisoning" a domain name server with a false IP address
spam
unwanted electronic junk mail about medical products, low cost loans, and fake software upgrades that arrive in you online mailbox
spam filter
type of utility software that captures unsolidated email messages before they reach your inbox
e-mail authentication
verify that e-mail messages originate from the internet domain from which they claim to have been sent
phishing
e-mail based scam that's designed to persuade you to reveal confidential information such as your bank account number or social security number