Ransomware is a form of malware in which rogue software code effectively holds a user’s computer hostage until a “ransom” fee is paid. Ransomware often infiltrates a PC as a computer worm or Trojan horse that takes advantage of open security vulnerabilities. Most ransomware attacks are the result of clicking on an infected e-mail attachment or visiting a hacked website.
Upon compromising a computer, ransomware will typically either lock a user’s system or encrypt files on the computer and then demand payment before the system or files will be restored.
- IPv6 (IPng)
IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) is also called IPng (Internet Protocol next generation) and it is the newest version of the Internet Protocol (IP) reviewed in the IETF standards committees to replace the current version of IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4). The official name of IPng is IPv6, where IP stands for Internet Protocol and […]
- Network Security
A specialized field in computer networking that involves securing a computer network infrastructure. Network security is typically handled by a network administrator or system administrator who implements the security policy, network software and hardware needed to protect a network and the resources accessed through the network from unauthorized access and also ensure that employees have […]
- mobile broadband
The phrase used to describe Internet access (wireless communications) that is obtained through a portable modem or other device, such as a mobile phone. Different types of wireless network standards support a wide range of bandwidths but most are suitable for sending and receiving small bursts of data, such as e-mail and Web browsing, as […]
- data server
Data server is the phrase used to describe computer software and hardware (a database platform) that delivers database services. Also called a database server it also performs tasks such as data analysis, storage, data manipulation, archiving, and other tasks using client/server architecture.
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