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bluejacking

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

Is a process of sending a version of spam using Bluetooth technology. It involves mobile phone users who are within Bluetooth communication distance of another user sending a business card...

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bluesnarfing

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

An attack on a mobile phone using Bluetooth technology that makes illegal access to the data on the phone

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card-not-present

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

A business transaction where a credit card is not physically presented, for example when a telephone sale is made for some product or service.

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computer fraud

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Any technique aimed at manipulating information within a computer system for the purpose of illicit, usually financial, gain.

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cracking

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

The unauthorized entry into a computer system, usually a networked system, in order to carry out some illegal act such as reading secure files or infecting the system with a virus.

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Internet Protocol

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

A protocol that allows traffic to pass between networks. The most widely used is IP, the Internet Protocol. See also internetworking.

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malware

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An inclusive term for any software with a subversive purpose. Malware includes Trojan horses, viruses, worms, adware (def. 2), and spyware.

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quality of service

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The ability of a network to deliver predictable and guaranteed transmission speeds. The better the quality of service, the higher the probability that the transmission speed will reach and...

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silicon chip

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A single crystal of a semiconducting silicon material, typically having millimetre dimensions, fabricated in such a way that it can perform a large number of independent electronic...

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small-to-medium enterprise

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An English counterpart to small office home office, describing companies which have a small workforce.

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