Slang term used to describe a poorly written or somewhat useless Java applet.
(n) A serious computer failure. A computer crash means that the computer itself stops working or that a program aborts unexpectedly. A crash signifies either a hardware malfunction or a very serious software bug. If your computer crashes, it is not your fault. If the program is good and your hardware is functioning properly, there […]
(n.) An object that is verified when presented to the verifier in an authentication transaction. Credentials may be bound in some way to the individual to whom they were issued, or they may be bearer credentials. The former are necessary for identification, while the latter may be acceptable for some forms of authorization. Electronic credentials […]
- credit freeze
(kred’it freez) (n.) Also known as a credit security freeze or security freeze. A credit freeze is a method by which a consumer can limit access to his or her credit report to companies with which he or she has a pre-existing credit relationship, such as mortgage, auto loan and credit card, or a company […]
- creeping featurism
(kree’ping fee’chr-izm) Creeping featurism is a slang term used to describe a tendency for systems to become more complex over time as more features are added than were in the original design or plan. This term is widely used in software and hardware development, but is also used in non-technical industries. In software or hardware […]
A type of malicious software that is designed to commit crimes on the Internet. Crimeware may be a virus, spyware or other deceptive piece of software that can be used to commit identity theft and fraud.