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April 2005

  • Tech Trivia: April 7, 2005

    Who is the new CEO of (ISC)2?

  • IM/P2P threats surge ahead

    Malicious attacks against IM and P2P programs have surged since the start of the year, a consortium said in a new report.

  • New mobile virus ups the ante

    Mabir-A is kin to precedent-setting Cabir but with more potential.

  • Unpatched flaws behind spike in DNS poisoning

    The Internet Storm Center 'sees yellow' after receiving multiple reports about DNS cache poisoning attacks redirecting users to malicious Web sites.

  • signature file

    A signature file is a short text file you create for use as a standard appendage at the end of your e-mail notes or Usenet messages.

  • Quiz: Cryptography

    OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message. OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message." (Radio...

  • Content Scrambling System (CSS)

    Content Scrambling System (CSS) is a data encryption and authentication method used to protect digital versatile disk (DVD) movies from being illegally copied, distributed, and viewed from other de...

  • macro virus

    A macro virus is a computer virus that "infects" a Microsoft Word or similar application and causes a sequence of actions to be performed automatically when the application is started or something ...

  • non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

    A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a signed formal agreement in which one party agrees to give a second party confidential information about its business or products and the second party agrees no...

  • one-time pad

    In cryptography, a one-time pad is a system in which a private key generated randomly is used only once to encrypt a message that is then decrypted by the receiver using a matching one-time pad and...

  • Kermit

    Kermit is a popular file transfer and management protocol and suite of communications software programs with advantages over existing Internet protocols such as File Transfer Protocol and Telnet.

  • probe

    In telecommunications generally, a probe is an action taken or an object used for the purpose of learning something about the state of the network.

  • cable modem

    A cable modem is a device that enables you to hook up your PC to a local cable TV line and receive data at about 1.5 Mbps.

  • ROT-13

    ROT-13 is the encrypting of a message by exchanging each of the letters on the first half of the alphabet with the corresponding letter in the second half of the alphabet (that is, swapping positio...

  • vandal

    A vandal is an executable file, usually an applet or an ActiveX control, associated with a Web page that is designed to be harmful, malicious, or at the very least inconvenient to the user.

  • virus hoax

    A virus hoax is a false warning about a computer virus.

  • International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA)

    IDEA (International Data Encryption Algorithm) is an encryption algorithm developed at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Melissa virus

    Melissa is a fast-spreading macro virus that is distributed as an e-mail attachment that, when opened, disables a number of safeguards in Word 97 or Word 2000, and, if the user has the Microsoft Ou...

  • checksum

    A checksum is a count of the number of bits in a transmission unit that is included with the unit so that the receiver can check to see whether the same number of bits arrived.

  • jolt

    On the Internet, jolt is a denial of service (DoS) attack caused by a very large ICMP packet that is fragmented in such a way that the targeted machine is unable to reassemble it for use.