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.

bandwidth bandit

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.

black hat

A hacker whose intent is malicious.


A synonym for a virus payload, the part of a computer virus that does bad things.

boot virus

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.

browser hijacker

A program that changes the homepage on a web browser, making it difficult to change it back. See hijacker.

Brussels sprouts

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.

Absolute Beginners Guide To. Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
ISBN: 0789734591
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 168

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