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Use the Internet to find definitions/explanations for ea ch

of the following terms. You must be prepared to explain


these terms in your own words to
demonstrate your understanding.
1. INTERNET- The Internet is a global system of connected
computer networks that use the standard Internet web
based page.
2. MODEM a device that modulates signals to encode digital

information and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted


3.

BANDWIDTH/BPS: In computing, bandwidth is the bit-rate of available or


consumed information capacity expressed typically in metricized as network
bandwidth, data bandwidth, or digital c multiples of bits per second.

4. BROWSER: A program with a GUI, that is used to explore


the World Wide Web
5. SEARCH ENGINE: a program that searches and identifies
items in a database that correspond to keywords or
characters specified by the user.

6. META TAG: Meta tags are used in HTML or documents to


provide structured meta data about a web page.
7. HTTP/HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol this lets you
communicate with websites/ Hypertext Transfer protocol
Secure this means when you communicate with the
website it cant be hijacked by someone who wants to
electronically eavesdrop when you type in your important
information.
8. HYPERTEXT - Hypertext is the text which contains links to
other texts. It is displayed on a computer display or other
electronic devices with references to other text which
people can click and access immediately

10. IP ADDRESS/NUMBER. IP address stands for Internet


protocol address,
every computer has an IP address.
DOMAIN NAME-Domain names are used in various
networking contexts and application-specific naming and
addressing purposes
WEBSITE A location that allows you to connect to the
Internet that has one or more page on the WWW ( World
Wide Web) .
NETIQUETTE- The correct/acceptable way of
communicating on the Internet
9. Firewall- A firewall is a computer system or network
designed to block unauthorized access.
10.
COOKIE- Is a small text file (up to 4KB) which is
created by a website that is stored in the users computer
either temporarily for that session or on the hard disk
permanently.
11.
CLOUD STORAGE-A place where you can save your
information (documents, pictures, etc.) and then on a
different device , you can work on a paper or the project
you have to finish.
12.
A different device, you can work on a paper or the
project you have to finish.

13.
NET NEUTRALITY:The principle of that Internet providers that should
enable access to all content without favouring or blocking particular products or
websites.
14.
VIRUS / MALWARE- Software that is installed illegally without the
authorization of the user. It is a self-replicating software intended to damage or
take control over computers/networks.

15.
Denial of Service ATTACK: An attempt to stop service
to users of networks and services.

22.
PHARMING-is a cyber attack that redirects the
traffic from one real web page to a fake web page.
16.
SPAM-is the use of electronic messaging systems to send
unsolicited messages
17.

M-COMMERCE: STANDS FOR MOBILE COMMERCE WHICH IS

THE BUYING AND SELLING OF THINGS THROUGH A WIRELESS DEVICE.


18. CROWD FUNDING: FUNDING A CROWD
19. BLOG/BLOGGING: USUALLY EDITED/ CREATED BY A SINGULAR PERSON OR A
GROUP, BLOGGING IS A DISCUSSION OR THOUGHT, IT POSTED ON THE WORLD
WIDE WEB (WWW) FOR PEOPLE TO READ, COMMENT ON, AND HAVE A
DISCUSSION WITH.

25.

SOCIAL MEDIA: SOCIAL MEDIA IS ANY FORM OF ONLINE MEDIA


LIKE INFORMATION, IDEAS, PICTURES, MUSIC, VIDEOS THAT ARE SHARED
ONLINE AND CONNECT INTERNET USERS TOGETHER. SOCIAL MEDIA IS
ONLINE COMMUNICATION, INTERACTION AND COLLABORATION.

20.

BOOKMARK- THE BOOKMARK BAR IS A LIST OF INTERNET

SHORTCUTS. YOU CAN ALSO EDIT THE AMOUNT OF SHORTCUT.

Phishing

is an attempt to acquire sensitive information


such as user names, passwords, and credit card
information by masquerading themselves as a trust
worthy person in electronic communication .

Data mining: This is the practice of examining large


databases in order to generate new information. The term
data mining is newer but the software is not companies
have been using large computers to sift through large
volumes of data for a while.

33: Adware is a software that automatically displays or


downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when a
user is online.