The process by which all parties involved in a credit card transaction (i.e., processors, acquirers, issuers and so on) manage the processing, clearing and settlement of credit card transactions, including the assessment, and collection and/or distribution of fees between parties. Also known as Interchange. [Source: Authorize.Net]
- Critical Path Method
Abbreviated as CPM, a project management technique that analyzes what activities have the least amount of scheduling flexibility (i.e., are the most mission-critical) and then predicts project duration schedule based on the activities that fall along the “critical path.” Activities that lie along the critical path cannot be delayed without delaying the finish time for […]
- Cryptographic Service Provider
Short for Cryptographic Service Provider it provides software or hardware-based encryption and decryption services. It contains implementations of cryptographic standards and algorithms. At a minimum, a CSP consists of a dynamic-link library (DLL) that implements the functions in CryptoSPI (a system program interface). Most CSPs contain the implementation of all of their own functions.
- Cryptography API: Next Generation
Abbreviated as CNG, Cryptography API: Next Generation is the long-term replacement for the CryptoAPI. CNG is intended for use by developers of applications that will enable users to create and exchange documents and other data in a secure environment, especially over non-secure media such as the Internet. CNG is currently supported on Windows Vista.
- Cuckoo Egg
A Cuckoo Egg is an edited MP3 file that appears to be a copyright protected song being distributed via the Internet without the permission of the copyright owner. The initial portion of the song (first 30 seconds or so) will be of the real song. The remainder of the song however, has been overwritten by […]
(pronounced as “cool”) Cuil is an Internet search engine that first launched in July 2008. According to Cuil founders, this search engine searches more pages on the Web than any other search engine, including Google, and rather than using popularity as a search measurement, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and […]