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Computer Vocab 5

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brick-and-mortar
a term used to differentrate between an Internet Location and physical one
chat room
a means of providing a common message area for those users who log into a specific site
cookie
a small piece of information stored on a user's computer designed to tell a web site that the user has visited that site before
denial of service
a term used to describe the loss of Internet service when computer hackers use a specially designed program to bombard a web site with messages, making it impossible for others to view the site
FTP
a means of sending files by way of the Internet, requiring the user to use FTP software
HTML
a synonym for a web page, although HTML is actually the code used to create a web page
Internet filter
a means of preventing a user from having access to certain sites on the Internet
intranet
a network within an organization that allows users to communicate with other members of the organization without concern that users outside the organization's network can only view an intranet web site
ISP
a service that provides users with e-mail and Internet accounts that can be accessed using either a modem or a network connection
JavaScript error
a message that appears when a web page opens
Napster
a program design to find, download, and play music in the MP3 format
Shockwave
an addition or plug-in to an Internet browser that allows the user to see multimedia created with Macromedia's Director
SSL
a means of providing security on the Internet for information sent from one user to another
streaming
a means of seeing video or hearing sound files as soon as they are sent from a web site
web page
a single page of information accessed through the Internet
web site
a grouping of web pages under a single name
worm
a type of virus