• April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05


    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 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


    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

    virus hoax

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

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05


    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

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05


    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

    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


    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05


    On the Internet, a payload is either: The essential data that is being carried within a packet or other transmission unit.  Continue Reading