identity theft

The illegal use of an individual's personal or financial information to apply for credit by a criminal without the owner's permission or knowledge.


See live protection.

initialization vector

The part of a security key that helps scramble information differently each time a chunk of encrypted data is transmitted.

Internet Service Provider (ISP)

A company that provides access to the Internet.


A private network that uses web technology to distribute information. Usually used to make information available inside a company among employees .

IP address

Internet Protocol address. A numerical address consisting of four sets of numbers separated by dots ranging from 0 to 255 that is assigned to each computer on the Internet or closed network.

IP spoofing

A bit of high-tech trickery that makes an email (or some other piece of transmitted data) look like it came from somewhere it did not. It's like sending a letter to your friend and changing the return address on the envelope to make it appear like it came from George Bush's vet or Oprah's dry cleaner.


See Internet Service Provider.

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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