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program intended to cause harm or convey information to others without owners permission

Trojan Horse

specific type of virus


software installed with another program, usually with the users permission, that generates advertising revenue for the programs creator by displaying targeted ads to the programs user


Like a locked door on computer. Prevents other computers on the internet from accessing a computer and prevents programs on a computer from accessing the internet without the computer users permission


software that tracks computer users internet usage and sends this data back to company or person that created it, usually without users permission


It is usually a two-part scam involving an email and a fraudulent website. Fraudsters send emails urging customers to click on a link, which directs them to a website requesting confidential account and personal information. Information captured on this website is submitted to the fraudster, who uses it to steal money or conduct other types of fraudulent activity.


The size, style, and design of text. A set of characters that uses the same typeface, style and size


physical components of a computer


main circuit board of the computer on which processing tasks occur


result of the computer processing input


the data or instructions you type into the computer

USB Connector

a small, rectangular plug attached to a peripheral device and that you connect to a USB port


the TV-like peripheral device that displays the output from the computer


peripheral computer component that produces a hard copy of the text or graphics processed by the computer


a four part addressing scheme used to identify where a web page is stored on the internet

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