Someone who uses computers to gain access to something without permission. hacker
The point where two systems meet and interact. interface
Software available free of charge, often for evaluation, after which a fee may be charged for continued use. shareware
A computer or program that manages access to resources or services in a network. server
A unit of memory size. byte
Link to another location accessed by clicking on highlighted text or an image. hyperlink
A piece of coding designed to corrupt computer systems or destroy data. virus
Software that makes it possible to obtain information from another computer by secretly transmitting data from that hard drive. spyware
Short-range wireless interconnection between different electronic devices. bluetooth
A graphic user interface (GUI) operation system used in personal computers. Windows
A networking device that forwards data packages (such as emails or web pages) between computer networks. router
Computers that are connected for the purpose of sharing resources. network
A gateway to the internet that provides different services. Examples include Google and Yahoo. portal
An output device which displays information in pictorial form. monitor
An output device which transfers information from a computer onto paper. printer
What is it called when computers and other devices that are connected to share hardware, software, and data? Computer Network
A real time, face to face meeting between individuals not in the physically in the same place is called? Videoconference
A phone, such as a cellular or satellite phone, that uses a wireless network. mobile phone
The act of working from a remote location bu using computers and networking technology. telecommute
The use of networking technology to provide medical information and services telemedicine
A network that uses a central device connected directly to several other devices star network
In a client-server network, a computer that is dedicated to processing client requests. server
A location that provides wireless Internet access. hotspot
A network in which computers and other devices are connected to the network via physical cables Wired Network
A network in which computers and other devices are connected without physical cables Wireless Network
A network that uses a central cable to which all network devices connect. Bus Network
In a client server network, a computer or other device that requests and uses network resources. Client
To retrieve files from a server download
to transfer files to a server upload
a private network that is set up similarly to the internet and is accesses via a Web browser Intranet
The amount of data that can be transferred, such as via a bus or over a networking medium, in a given time period. bandwidth
An intranet that is at least partially accessible to authorized outsiders. Extranet
The amount of data that is transferred under real life conditions. Throughput
A method of transmitting data in which data is sent out to all nodes on a network and is retrieved only by the intended recipient. Broadcasting
A networking standard for very short-range wireless connections Bluetooth
A client software program that runs against a Web server or other Internet server and enables a user to navigate the World Wide Web (WWW) to access and display data. Browser
A part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication. Firewall
The combination of typeface and other qualities, such as size, pitch, and spacing. Font
A word or group of words that act as a way to cross reference to other documents or files on the computer. Link
A device that feeds data into a computer, such as a keyboard or mouse. Input
Any computer-generated information displayed on screen, printed on paper or in machine readable form, such as disk and tape. Output
Usually comprises the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. Monitor
Sending an email, posting photos on a social media site and using your webcam. Upload
An error, flaw, failure, or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result or to behave in unintended ways. Bug
Usually consists of eight bits. Byte
The exclusive right, as recognized separately in each country, to publish and sell literary, artistic, or musical materials. Copyright
copy (data) from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet. Download
The collection of physical parts of a computer system. Hardware
A software system that links topics on the screen to related information and graphics, which are typically accessed by a point-and-click method. Hypertext
A measure of the amount of computational work that a computer system performs. Load
any software program in which advertising banners are displayed while the program is running. Adware
designed to detect and destroy computer viruses. Antivirus
an attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system. Attack
a method, often secret, of bypassing normal authentication in a product back door
refers to the process of making copies of data or data files to use in the event the original data or data files are lost or destroyed. backup
refers to the process of making copies of data or data files to use in the event the original data or data files are lost or destroyed. Blended threat
are similar to worms and Trojans, but earn their unique name by performing a wide variety of automated tasks on behalf of their master (the cybercriminals) who are often safely located somewhere far across the Internet. bots
are small files that Web sites put on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit cookie
body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access cyber security
made possible by using algorithms to create complex codes out of simple data, effectively making it more difficult for cyberthieves to gain access to the information encryption
a network security system, either hardware- or software-based, that controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of rules. firewall
someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. hacker
global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite internet
a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software. intranet
used to describe any code in any part of a software system or script that is intended to cause undesired effects, security breaches or damage to a system. malicious code
the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company. phishing
software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive. spyware
any malicious computer program which is used to hack into a computer by misleading users of its true intent trojan horse
a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data virus
a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. worm
The smallest unit of data in a computer. Bit
A group of eight bits. Byte
An instance of a program running in a computer. Process
A panel of keys that operate a computer or typewriter. Keyboard
A collection of instructions that performs a specific task. Programs
A computer that stores and performs a series of operations. Digital
Internal storage areas in the computer. Memory
An acronym for random access memory. RAM
A graphics program that enables you to draw pictures. Draw
A combined device for modulation and demodulation. Modem
The action or process of recording sound or a performance. Recorder
A block of arbitrary information. File
A small handheld device to move the cursor on a computer screen. Mouse
Built in computer memory containing data that normally can only be read. ROM
Communication channels to facilitate communication. Network
A device that captures images from photographic prints. Scanner
Including related links, information, and terms. Folder
A place where power or information leaves a system. Output
A flat panel or area on which images and data are displayed. Screen
The result of processed user input. Graphical
Any auxiliary device that connects to and works with the computer in some way. Peripheral
Popular output devices used with computer systems. Speakers
Data put into a computer. Input
A printer that interprets commands from a computer. Plotter
A person who uses a computer or network service. User
A boundary across which two independent systems meet. Interface
The graphical user interface. GUI
Any device that prints text or illustrations on paper. Printer
A model for delivering information technologicly services. Cloud
Output that is used to make changes to input or processing. Feedback
Data that is shaped into a meaningful manner and is used in decision-making. Information
Raw facts that occur in the physical environment or organisation Data
System software that helps the user in the creation, controlling development, usage and maintenance of the databases of computer systems. DBMS
Software consists of the programs for data/ information processing Software
A network that crosses metropolitan, regional or national boundaries WAN
A set of programs controlling the computer hardware and acting as an interface with the application programs. Operating System
Telecommunication device that forwards data packets across two or more distinct networks toward their destinations, through a process known as routing Router
A standard set of rules and procedures for the control of communications in a network. Protocol
Involves translating what a user wants to accomplish into a code that the computer can understand and execute. Programming
Converting/ transforming of data into useful outputs Processing
Hardware components that enable a computer system to communicate information to humans or other machines so that it can be used. Output Devices
Transactions that are accumulated and processed later as a group or in a batch. Batch Processing
Telecommunication device that connects one local area network to another one that uses the same telecommunications protocol. Bridge
A hidden program that inserts itself into a computer’s systems Computer Virus
Can be compared with the human brain. It obtains instructions from memory, interprets them and notifies the other components to perform them CPU
The ability to confer with a group of people simultaneously using telephone or e-mail group communication software Teleconferencing
A formal collection of people and other resources assembled together in order to establish a set of goals. Organisation
Telecommunication device that serves as an entrance to another network Gateway
Data is processed immediately after being captured OLTP
computer resources must be ready for use by authorized users when needed availability
keep information protected from unauthorized disclosure or viewing confidentiality
process of converting data into a secret code for transmission over a public network cryptography
separate two or more parts of a network to control data exchange between each other firewall
prevent data from being modified or tampered with integrity
rate at which a processor can complete a processing cycle clock speed
data sent to your computer by a Web server that records your actions on a certain Web site cookie
code made up of numbers separated by three dots that identifies a particular computer on the Internet IP address
computer network limited to a small area such as an office building, university, or even a residential home LAN
main circuit board of your computer and is also known as the mainboard or logic board motherboard
each motherboard has a collection of chips and controllers known as _____ chipset
external device that provides input and output for the computer (e.g. keyboard, mouse) peripheral
memory containing hardwired instructions that the computer uses when it boots up, before the system software loads ROM
protocol used for sending e-mail over the Internet using a set of commands that authenticate and direct the transfer of electronic mail SMTP
hardware or software that acts as a bridge between two networks so that data can be transferred between a number of computers gateway
is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills Digital Literacy
a computer designed for use by one person at a time. Personal Computer
is the collection of physical parts of a computer system. Hardware
is a generic term for organized collections of computer data and instructions Software
one of the most essential parts of a computer system. Motherboard
A central processing unit CPU
refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Back Up
The primary computer storage device, which spins, reads and writes one or more fixed disk platters. Hard Drive
Short for digital versatile disc or digital video disc DVD
a device or program that enables a computer to transmit data over Modem
a widely used sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger Helvetica
Universal Serial Bus USB
The global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. Internet
providing a common topic identifier in text and chat messages so they can be searched as a group. Commonly used in tweets hashtag
connects to the motherboard of a computer system and generates output images to display. Video Card
an electronic device that manipulates information, or data. It has the ability to store, retrieve, and process data Computer
any part of your computer that has a physical structure, such as the keyboard or mouse. Hardware
any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do and how to do it Softwarwe
the metal and plastic box that contains the main components Computer Case
one of the main ways to communicate with a computer. Keyboard
another important tool for communicating with computers. Commonly known as a pointing device. Mouse
is used to print documents, photos, and anything else that appears on your screen. printer
is the computer's main circuit board motherboard
your system's short-term memory RAM
where your software, documents, and other files are stored hard drive
is the most important software that runs on a computer. It manages the computer's memory and processes, as well as all of its software and hardware. It also allows you to communicate with the computer without knowing how to speak the computer's language operating system
What id a shorter term for Wireless Internet Connection Wifi
is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks app
llows you to write a letter, design a flyer, and create many other types of documents word proccessor
the tool you use to access the Internet web browser
any type of software that is designed to damage your computer or gain unauthorized access to your personal information Malware
measured in megahertz (MHz), or millions of instructions per second; and gigahertz (GHz), or billions of instructions per second. speed
When you save a file, the data is written to the hard drive, which acts as long-term storage
is responsible for what you see on the monitor video card
also called an audio card—is responsible for what you hear in the speakers or headphones sound card
might include word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email application application software
a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style blog
a hardware device capable of transmitting an analog or digital signal over the telephone, other communication. communication device
an electronic device for storing and processing data computer
Computer literacy is the ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving. computer literacy
completed partially or entirely by using a computer. computer-aided
Manufacturing: make (something) on a large scale using machinery.
Convergence: the process or state of converging.
(central processing unit):the part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed cpu
facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis data
Desktop computer: is a term commonly used to describe a system unit.
A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of computer software developer
a camera that records and stores digital images digital camera
is the set of competencies required for full participation in a knowledge society digital literacy
an electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose ebook
E-book reader: is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals.
system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system embedded computer
Enterprise computing: is a buzzword that refers to business-oriented information technology that is critical to a company's operations.
Enterprise user: is computer software used to satisfy the needs of an organization rather than individual users.
execute: and software engineering is the process by which a computer or a virtual machine performs the instructions of a computer program.
a list of questions and answers relating to a particular subject, especially one giving basic information for users of a website FAQ
Game console: A specialized desktop computer used to play video games.
graphical user interface: a visual way of interacting with a computer using items such as windows, icons, and menus, used by most modern operating systems.
Green computing: is the environmentally responsible and eco-friendly use of computers and their resources.
handheld computer: is a computer that can conveniently be stored in a pocket (of sufficient size) and used while you're holding it.
Hardware: tools, machinery, and other durable equipment.
Home user: A user is a person who uses a computer or network service.
Information: is stimuli that has meaning in some context for its receiver. When Information is entered into and stored in a computer, it is generally referred to as data.
Information processing: is the change (processing) of information in any manner detectable by an observer.
cycle: (sometimes called a fetch–decode–execute cycle) is the basic operational process of a computer.
input device: is (a piece of computer hardware equipment) used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance. Examples of input devices include keyboards, mouse, scanners, digital cameras and joysticks.
installing : install program. Also called a "setup program" or "installer," it is software that prepares an application (software package) to run in the computer.
Instant message: a message sent via the Internet that appears on the recipient's screen as soon as it is transmitted.
Internet: a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
Internet-enabled: the single worldwide computer network that interconnects other computer networks, on which end-user services, such as World Wide Web sites or data archives, are located, enabling data and other information to be exchanged, (Also called) the Net.
Laptop computer: a computer that is portable and suitable for use while traveling.
Mainframe: (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing, such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning, and transaction processing.
Memory: is any physical device capable of storing information temporarily or permanently.
Microblogging: A type of blog that lets users publish short text updates. Bloggers can usually use a number of service for the updates including instant messaging, email, or Twitter. The posts are called microposts, while the act of using these services to update your blog is called microblogging.
Mobile computing: is a generic term that refers to a variety of devices that allow people to access data and information from wherever they are. Sometimes referred to as "human-computer interaction," mobile computing transports data, voice, and video over a network via a mobile device.
Mobile device: (or handheld computer) is a computing device small enough to hold and operate in the hand. ... Mobile devices may run mobile operating systems that allow third-party apps specialized for said capabilities to be installed and run.
Mobile users: A person traveling with a smartphone, tablet or other portable device that requires Internet access via a cellular system.
Netbook: is a small, light, low-power,that has less processing power than a full-sized laptop but is still suitable for word processing, running a Web browser and connecting wirelessly to the Internet.
network: is defined as a group of two or more computer systems linked together. There are many types of computer networks, including the following: local-area networks(LANs): The computers are geographically close together (that is, in the same building).
notebook computer: is a battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings.
Online:Recently, however, the term "online" usually means being connected to the Internet. The connection can be through a phone line, using a dial-up or DSL modem, a cable line via a cable modem, or through a wireless connection. A computer can also be online via a connection to a computer network.
Online banking: a method of banking in which transactions are conducted electronically via the Internet.
Investing online: also known as online trading or trading online, is a process by which individual investors and traders buy and sell securities over an electronic network, typically with a brokerage firm.
Online social network is an online platform which people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Operating system: the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.
Long Term Memory RAM
Lightweight computer that uses touchscreen Tablet
A computer and network connection Interface
Security device that controls access from the Internet Firewall
Small disk files that contain software codes System Files
Input device that emits an electronic signal Light Pen
Input device used to capture video images in real time Webcam
Use finely focused laser beam to read and write data Compact Discs
Converts characters, images and text to digital data Scanner
A wireless computer mounted on a mobile cart Computer on wheels
Easily transported wireless computer Laptop
Magnetic storage media inside a computer Hard Drive
Another word meaning quality of the image Resolution
Uses tiny nozzles to spray ink on paper Ink jet printer
A type of programming language COBOL
A type of software FOSS
Network lined up on a single cable Bus Network
Routes data between networks using IP address Router
Network that can reach across wide geographic areas Wide area network
Sends signal from router to PC Wireless