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In an age where we have both Google and Wikipedia it may seem redundant to add a listing of Internet, technology, and security terms and definitions, but we’re doing it anyway. Below is a semi-comprehensive list of definitions of tech, Internet, network, and security terms and acronyms.

If there are any terms, concepts, or acronyms you’re curious about that aren’t on this list feel free to give us a heads up via email at info@techspective.net.

 

A

ASL

Active Scripting

ActiveX

Annoyance

Antivirus Software

Application Gateway

Authentication

B

Backbone

Backdoor

BHO

Biometrics

Blacklist

Broadband

Browser Helper Object

Bug

C

c2c Only

Circuit-Level Gateway

Compromise

Computer Forensics

Cracker

Cross-Site Scripting

Cyberterrorism

D

DHCP

DMZ

DNS

DNS Poisoning

DoS

Dumpster Diving

E

Email Spoofing

Encryption

Exploit

F

Firewall

Flaw

Forensic

Freeware

G

H

Hacker

Heuristic

Hijacker

Hoax

Honeypot

HTML

I

ICMP

Identity Theft

IDS

Instant Messaging

Internet

Intranet

IP Address

IP Spoofing

IP

IPv4

IPv6

ISP

J

JavaScript

K

Keylogger

L

M

Malware

N

NAT

Network

Network Security

O

P

P2P

Packet Filter

Packet Sniffing

Packet

Patch

Pharming

Phishing

Port Scan

Port

Protocol

Proxy Server

Q

R

Rootkit

S

Script Kiddie

SMTP

SNMP

Spam

Stateful Inspection

T

TCP

TCP/IP

Trojan

U

UDP

V

VBScript

Virus

Vulnerability

W

Worm

X

Y

Z

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