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Ethics and Security


bomb A destructive computer code or virus designed to activate at a certain time.
worm A destructive computer program that bores its way through a computer's files or through a computer's network.
commercial software Software whose copyright is owned by the author/software publisher.
hoax A program intended to scare users into thinking they have a virus.
piracy The illegal copying and distribution of software.
antivirus software A computer program that detects viruses and repairs files.
freeware Software that is given away free of charge, but whose author still retains all rights.
hacker A person who secretly gains access to computers and files without permission.
password A safeguard for access to a computer or computer program.
shareware copyrighted software distributed free of charge on a trial basis with payment by required within 30 days.
copyright protection giving the owner the exclusive right to reproduce or distribute copies of his or her own work.
public domain software that is not copyrighted and is free to copy and distribute.
virus a computer program designed to cause damage to computer files.
trojan horse a virus that is disguised as a useful piece of software.
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