Refers to the capability of software or hardware to run identically on different platforms. Many applications for Windows and the Macintosh, for example, now produce binary-compatible files, which means that users can switch from one platform to the other without converting their data to a new format.
Cross-platform computing is becoming increasingly important as local-area networks become better at linking machines of different types.
- crossover cable
Similar to a null-modem cable, with the exception that the crossover cable is used for Ethernet connections, where the CTS (clear to send) and RTS (ready to send) lines are crossed over. On a null-modem cable the Tx (transmit) and Rx (Recieve) lines are crossed over.
A disturbance, caused by electromagnetic interference, along a circuit or a cable pair. A telecommunication signal disrupts a signal in an adjacent circuit and can cause the signals to become confused and cross over each other.
A slang term used to describe the practice of using both the skills and time of underpaid — or unpaid — amateurs to create content or solutions for established businesses. Basically, crowdsourcing means to “use talents of the crowd”, and is a play on the word outsourcing. The origins of the word crowdsourcing are credited […]
The study of a cryptographic system for the purpose of finding weaknesses in the system and breaking the code used to encrypt the data without knowing the code��s key. There are 4 basic steps in a typical cryptanalysis: Determine the language being used Determine the system being used �� this can be a time-consuming stage […]
The art of protecting information by transforming it (encrypting it) into an unreadable format, called cipher text. Only those who possess a secret key can decipher (or decrypt) the message into plain text. Encrypted messages can sometimes be broken by cryptanalysis, also called codebreaking, although modern cryptography techniques are virtually unbreakable. As the Internet and […]