• April 06, 2005 06 Apr'05

    New mobile virus ups the ante

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

  • April 06, 2005 06 Apr'05

    Tech Trivia: April 7, 2005

    Who is the new CEO of (ISC)2?  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 message to subscribed members of the Lone Ranger ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 devices, such as computer hard drives.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 else triggers it.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 not to share this information with anyone else for a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 key.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    virus hoax

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

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 Outlook e-mail program, causes the virus to be resent ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 positions by 13 characters).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA)

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

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

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