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.dr

In computer viruses .dr is part of the McAfee naming convention for viruses and Trojans. McAfee attaches the .dr suffix to the end of a virus names to indicate that it detected a dropper; a file that installs or drops other malware.

.dam

In computer viruses .dam is part of the McAfee naming convention for viruses and Trojans. McAfee attaches the .dam suffix to the end of a virus name to indicate that the sample is damaged and will not actually run.

digital watermark

Also referred to as simply watermarking, a pattern of bits inserted into a digital image, audio or video file that identifies the file’s copyright information (author, rights, etc.). The name comes from the faintly visible watermarks imprinted on stationery that identify the manufacturer of the stationery. The purpose of digital watermarks is to provide copyright […]

disk thrashing

In systems that use virtual memory, the resulting condition of a hard drive being used excessively for virtual memory because the physical memory (i.e., RAM) is full. (The process of moving data into and out of virtual memory also is called swapping pages.) Disk thrashing considerably slows down the performance of a system because data […]

dweet

Slang term used to describe a tweet (a Twitter message) send by a user who is drunk. See “Cool Twitter Tools for Better Tweeting” in the Did You Know…? section of

DISA

Short for the Data Interchange Standards Association, DISA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of advancing the foundation of electronic commerce and trade by supporting and promoting standards used for business-to-business (B2B) data exchange.

Document Type Declaration

Abbreviated as DTDecl, Document Type Declaration is is a XML system that provides information for a parser to validate XML documents. DTDecl defines the constraints of the logical structure and supports the use of predefined storage units. Declarations also allow a document to communicate meta information to the parser, including attribute values and their types, […]

DSSSL

Short for Document Style Semantics and Specification Language, DSSSL is an ISO standard that provides standardized syntax and standardized semantics to specify style and layout for SGML documents. Using DSSSL enables a publisher to specify the style for an element or attribute, interchange that style specification, and reproduce that style within certain limitations. The Document […]

Domain Join

A feature in Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system that enables users to connect their home PC to a domain (e.g., your office computer network). The Professional and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 offers a wizard that will prompt you step-by-step to connect to a domain.

DR-as-a-Service

A combination of the acronyms DR (disaster recovery) and SaaS (software as a service / storage as a service). The term DR-as-a-Service refers to an “always on” hosted disaster recovery solution, where the service provider or vendor, is responsible for deploying and managing applications and services required to support an organization’s mission critical activities. DR-as-a-Service […]

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