The term SmitFraud is used to describe a type of spyware that tricks users into purchasing fake antispyware and antivirus programs. SmitFraud is a Trojan that is most commonly distributed through fake codec downloads. When attempting to play a video, for example, a user may be warned that a codec, such as VideoKeyCodec or BrainCodec, is missing and then download it. The user is unaware that this is a hoax and the fake codec is carrying, and will install, a form of SmitFraud on the system.
Once installed the malware will start showing pop-ups indicating that the system is infected with viruses and spyware. These pop-ups will show an alarming number of infections and provide links to Web sites where users can purchase the antivirus program to remove these infections. The problem is that this malware is not showing real infections, and it is simply tricking victims into purchasing a fake antispyware or antivirus program. Users may not even have an infection on their system, other than the SmitFraud program itself that is warning you of serious, multiple infections.
Short for Simple Network Time Protocol, a simplified version of NTP. SNTP can be used when the ultimate performance of the full NTP implementation described in RFC 1305 is not needed or justified.
- Standard Input Format
Abbreviated as SIF, the Standard Input Format is a video format specified by the MPEG committee that was designed for the transmission and storage of digital video. The SIF format specifies resolutions of the following: NTSC (525/59.94 SIF Format) is 352×240 x29.97fps PAL (625/50 SIF format) is 352×288 x25.00fps
- Standard Operating Environment
Abbreviated as SOE, Standard Operating Environment is a specification for a using a standard architecture and applications within an organization. There is no industry-wide SOE standardization, however organizations would usually deploy standard disks, operating systems, computer hardware (with the same configurations), and standard applications and software throughout their own organization.
- Start of Authority
Abbreviated SOA, a type of resource record that is used by the Domain Name System (DNS). Every domain name has an SOA record in its database that indicates basic properties of the domain and the zone that the domain is in. The SOA record contains: The host name for the primary name server for the […]
- Storage Bay Bridge
Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) is a specification that defines mechanical, electrical and low-level enclosure management requirements for an enclosure controller slot that will support a variety of storage controllers from a variety of independent hardware vendors and system vendors. Any storage controller design based on the SBB specification will be able to fit, connect, and […]