Index


W-X-Y-Z
war chalking

The practice of tagging pavement near an open Wi-Fi network to alert others that wireless access is available at that location.



war driving

The practice of probing wireless networks and cataloging them for possible future use by a third party.



web browser

A program used to retrieve and display magazine-like information pages from the World Wide Web.



web server

Computers that contain websites and make them available to computers on a network such as the Internet.



website harvesting

Programs that scan the Web seeking emails for inclusion in lists that are sold to purveyors of spam.



WEP

Wired Equivalent Privacy. One of the most common security features on wireless routers. WEP is a way of scrambling information as it flies through the air between a computer and a router.



white hat

A computer hacker with altruistic motives who breaks into computers to test their security and reveal vulnerabilities to the computer's owner.



Wi-Fi

Wireless Fidelity. A wireless technology that enables a computer to connect to a network using radio waves.



wireless hackers

People who connect to a wireless network and steal banking access information, identity, or other valuable data on a personal or corporate network.



wireless home network

A number of computers and other devices with wireless capabilities that are connected together so they can share files, access to the Internet, and printers.



worm

A self-contained computer virus that can sometimes spread across a network without human intervention.



WPA

Wi-Fi Protected Access. A wireless network security measure that is much more secure than WEP, yet is simpler to use.






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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