Short for input/output (pronounced “eye-oh”). The term I/O is used to describe any program, operation or device that transfers data to or from a computer and to or from a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input into another. Devices such as keyboards and mouses are input-only devices while devices such as printers are output-only. A writable CD-ROM is both an input and an output device.
To place an object between two other objects. Inserting characters, words, paragraphs and documents is common in word processing. Note that insert differs from append, which means to add at the end. Most computer keyboards have an Insert key, which turns insert mode on and off.
- insert mode
Most text editors and word processors have two text entry modes from which you can choose. In insert mode, the editor inserts all characters you type at the cursor position (or to the right of the insertion point). With each new insertion, the editor pushes over characters to the right of the cursor or pointer […]
- Insertion Point
In graphics-based programs, the insertion point is the point where the next characters typed from the keyboard will appear on the display screen. The insertion point is usually represented by a blinking vertical line. You can reposition the insertion point by pressing arrow keys or by moving the I-beam pointer.
- insider attack
Any malicious attacks on a corporate system or network where the intruder is someone who has been entrusted with authorized access to the network, and also may have knowledge of the network architecture. An internal intrusion detection system (IDS) system is one measure that can help organizations limit the risk from insider attacks.
To connect or set in position and prepare for use. In computer terminology, install usually refers to putting software on a computer (install the software), or adding hardware components to your computer (install the hardware).