(1) Short for acceptable use policy. Also known as TOS (Terms of Service). A contract specifying what a subscriber can and cannot do while using an ISP’s service. Contains things like liability disclaimers, lists of actions or behavior that will result in the termination of a customers account, definition of terms such as “unlimited use,” billing policies, SPAM clauses, etc.
(2) Short for Agile Unified Process, a simplified version of the Rational Unified Process (RUP). It describes a simple, easy to understand approach to developing business application software using agile techniques and concepts yet still remaining true to the RUP.
Short for Audio Video Interleave, the file format for Microsoft’s Video for Windows standard. See under Video for Windows.
Short for Address Verification Service, AVS is a service used in the United States to verify a cardholder’s billing address. This service provides fraud prevention for transactions that are completed without a credit card being physically presented (CNP), usually for mail-order, telephone or Internet purchases.
- AV Killer
Short for antivirus Killer, a malicious tool used to disable a user’s antivirus program to help elude detection. AV killers may also attempt to disable firewalls.
In chat abbreviations AWOL is short for Away without leaving, an indication that the user is still near the computer but is otherwise occupied. Chat abbreviations are commonly used in Internet and online communications mediums such as e-mail, IRC, instant messaging, or through SMS.
(1) Short for Abstract Window Toolkit. The AWT is part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC), the standard API for providing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Java programs. (2) Short for assemble, wire, and test. An IT term often used when having custom system or network configurations installed on-site. The system provider will perform all […]