Term used to describe the malicious act of hijacking an engaged Web session with a remote service by intercepting and using the credentials that identified the user/victim to that specific server. Typically, SideJacking is most common on sites that require authentication through a username and password, such as online Web mail accounts as well as social networking sites. SideJacking works only if the site catches a non-SSL cookie, so any Web site that uses SSL exclusively would be safe from SideJackers. SideJacking was first demonstrated by Robert Graham, CEO of Errata Security at Black Hat in 2007.
- Silicon Valley
A nickname for the region south of San Francisco that contains an unusually high concentration of computer companies. Silicon is the most common semiconductor material used to produce chips.
A Web-based digital video technology by Microsoft, codename “WPF/E”. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering media and rich interactive applications for the Web. The Silverlight browser plug-in is freely available for all major browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Apple’a Safari and Windows Internet Explorer running on the Macintosh or Microsoft Windows. It’s a competitor […]
- Single SideBand modulation
Abbreviated as SSB, Single SideBand modulation is a type modulation that eliminates all components of one sideband from an amplitude-modulated wave. SSB was used for long distance telephone communications. It consisted of groups of telephone conversations modulated on upper and/or lower sidebands of contiguous suppressed carriers. SSB was also used by the U.S. Air force […]
- Sirius Satellite Radio
A U.S.-based satellite radio provider that currently offers subscribers 130 digital channels covering Music, Sports, News, Talk and Comedy. Sirius boasts 69 commercial-free music channels. Sirius programming is available in Canada, with services provided by Sirius Canada. Sirius and competing satellite radio provider, XM Satellite Radio, merged in 2007 to create a single satellite radio […]
- Six Sigma
A data-driven management philosophy developed by Motorola for eliminating defects, waste and quality-control problems in manufacturing. The basic idea behind Six Sigma is that if one can measure the amount of “defects” in a process, one can systematically determine how to eliminate them, getting as close to zero defects (i.e., perfection) as possible. In order […]