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Moved to Atlanta

Moved to Atlanta

Thursday, July 29, 2010 11:04 | 1,276 views

(slang) A reference to Web pages that disappear and leave only “404 File Not Found” errors in their place. The reference comes from the telephone area code of Atlanta, Georgia, which is 404. Web pages that produce 404 errors are...

Social shopping

Social shopping

Thursday, May 27, 2010 22:29 | 791 views

A slang term used to describe networked shopping. In electronic commerce it refers to consumers who use social networking services and sites to share their latest purchases, deals, coupons, product reviews, want lists, and other shopping finds. Some people may...

Address bar spoofing

Address bar spoofing

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 19:44 | 1,327 views

A result of malicious software where a user’s browser address bar is altered to force the browser to display Web pages as chosen by the attacker. Address bar spoofing is done by running a script that removes the browser’s address...

Tunnel Broker

Tunnel Broker

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 19:46 | 870 views

In computer networking terminology, a tunnel broker is the phrase used to describe a service that provides a network tunnel. The Tunnel Broker model is based on dedicated servers called Tunnel Brokers that automatically manage tunnel requests coming from users....

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Sunday, May 16, 2010 8:07 | 636 views

A type of computing, comparable to grid computing that relies on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. The goal of cloud computing is to apply traditional supercomputing, or high-performance computing power, normally...

Mousetrapping

Mousetrapping

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 20:41 | 787 views

A technique that forces a user to remain on a specific Web site by not allowing the user to leave the site. Whenever the user tries to leave the site by closing the browser window or going to a new...

Walled garden

Walled garden

Sunday, April 11, 2010 20:21 | 708 views

On the Internet, a walled garden refers to a browsing environment that controls the information and Web sites the user is able to access. This is a popular method used by ISPs in order to keep the user navigating only...

Lock-in

Lock-in

Thursday, April 1, 2010 20:47 | 695 views

The phrase used to describe a Web page that disables the browser’s back button and prevents the user from leaving the page via the back button. The lock-in practice was originally used by pornography Web sites, however, more mainstream Web...

Blind drop

Blind drop

Saturday, December 5, 2009 21:04 | 1,472 views

In malware and virus terminology, a blind drop is a message board, forum, BBS or other Internet site where attackers and botnet nodes can anonymously post or check for messages and new instructions....

Reciprocal link

Reciprocal link

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 9:06 | 872 views

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other: i.e. reciprocal agreements A reciprocal link is an agreement between two webmasters to provide a hyperlink within their own website to each other’s web site. Generally this is done to provide readers with...

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