Dial peer hunting is the process used when an originating router tries to establish a call on different dial peers if the originating router receives a user-busy invalid number or an unassigned-number disconnect cause code from a destination router.
- Dial-Up Access
Refers to connecting a device to a network via a modem and a public telephone network. Dial-up access is really just like a phone connection, except that the parties at the two ends are computer devices rather than people. Because dial-up access uses normal telephone lines, the quality of the connection is not always good […]
A program that is often used to maliciously redirect Internet connections. When used in a malicious way, it disconnects the legitimate telephone connection used to connect to the Internet and re-connects via a premium rate number (1-900 numbers). Often, the first indication a user has of this activity is an extremely expensive phone bill, as […]
- Dialog Box
)A box that appears on a display screen to present information or request input. Typically, dialog boxes are temporary — they disappear once you have entered the requested information. In the Macintosh and Microsoft Windows interfaces, there is a convention that any menu option followed by ellipsis points (… ) will, when selected, bring up […]
- dictionary attack
(n.) (1) A method used to break security systems, specifically password-based security systems, in which the attacker systematically tests all possible passwords beginning with words that have a higher possibility of being used, such as names and places. The word “dictionary” refers to the attacker exhausting all of the words in a dictionary in an […]
(plural dies or dice) A square of silicon that contains an integrated circuit. Die often is used synonymously with chip.