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Buisness Computer Technology Ethics And Security Vocab.

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Antivirus Program
A computer program that detects viruses and repairs files.
Bomb
A destructive computer code or virus designed to activate at a specific time.
Commercial Software
Software whose copyright is owned by the author/software publisher.
Copyright
Protection giving the owner the exclusive right to reproduce or distribute copies of his or her own work.
Encryption
Process of converting readable data into unreadable characters to prevent unauthorized access.
Ethics
The moral guidelines that govern the use of computers and information systems.
Freeware
Software that is given away free of charge, but whose author still retains all rights.
Hacker
A person who secretly gains access to computers and files without permission.
Hoax
A program intended to scare users into thinking they have a virus.
Password
A safeguard for access to a computer or computer program.
Phage
A program that modifies other programs, operating systems, and databases.
Piracy
The illegal copying and distribution of software.
Public Domain Software
Software that is not copyrighted and is free to copy and distribute.
Shareware
Copyrighted software distributed free of charge on a trial basis with payment by the honor system.
Trojan Horse
A virus that is disguised as a useful piece of software
Virus
A computer program designed to cause damage to computer files.
Worm
A destructive computer program that bores its way through a computer's files or through a computer's network.