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March 17

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1. Digital Literacy Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.
2. Cyber Bullying the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
3. Internet Internet definition. The global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. Some of the early impetus for such a network came from the U.S. government network Arpanet, starting in the 1960s.
4. Ethics moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior.
5. Pharming the fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a bogus website that mimics the appearance of a legitimate one, in order to obtain personal information such as passwords, account numbers, etc.
6. Phishing the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company.
7. Virus a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
8. Spyware Spyware is a type of malware that is installed on a computer without the knowledge of the owner in order to collect the owner's private information.
9. Spam spam is unsolicited junk email sent indiscriminately in bulk, often for commercial purposes. Much of it is sent by botnets, networks of virus-infected computers, complicating the process of tracking down the spammers.
10. Mousetrapping block (a user's) efforts to exit from a website, usually one to which they have been redirected.
11. Clickjacking the malicious practice of manipulating a website user's activity by concealing hyperlinks beneath legitimate clickable content, thereby causing the user to perform actions of which they are unaware
12. Hoax a humorous or malicious deception
13. Browser Hijacking A browser hijacker (sometimes called hijackware) is a type of malware program that alters your computer's browser settings so that you are redirected to Web sites that you had no intention of visiting.
14. Trojan Horse a program designed to breach the security of a computer system while ostensibly performing some innocuous function
15. Malware software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.
Created by: jordan.leigh