A spare copy of a file or files that have been created in case the original data is damaged or lost.
An Internet connection's capacity to carry data.
A person who accesses a network and uses its Internet connection without permission.
Sugary turnip-like vegetables that are often pickled. The author of this book's least favorite food.
Browser Helper Object. An add-on program that provides extra functions to Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.
A hacker whose intent is malicious.
A synonym for a virus payload, the part of a computer virus that does bad things.
A type of computer virus that hides in the boot sector of a floppy disk or hard disk. The boot sector is read as part of a disk's startup routine and this activates the virus.
An Internet connection that's multiple times faster than a 56Kps dial-up modem.
A program that changes the homepage on a web browser, making it difficult to change it back. See hijacker.
Small cabbage-like vegetables that children generally don't like. Also one of the most comedic vegetables on the planet.
A defect in the programming code or routine of a program.