(1) A program or algorithm that replicates itself over a computer network and usually performs malicious actions, such as using up the computer’s resources and possibly shutting the system down.
- WPA Enterprise
A router (or Wi-Fi router) feature that is designed to authenticate individual users to an external server via username and password. WPA Enterprise also gives each PC a unique encryption key, which the user never sees, so they can’t share it. To use WPA/WPA2 Enterprise you need a RADIUS server. See Common Router IP and […]
- wrap plug
Another name for a loopback plug.
To copy data from main memory to a storage device, such as a disk.
Software that accompanies resources or other software for the purposes of improving convenience, compatibility, or security. For example, a wrapper is used to compress and encrypt software that is being sold over the Internet. It is also used to make EDI – a decades-old electronic commerce standard – compatible with the Internet. The term can […]
- Write-Back Cache
A caching method in which modifications to data in the cache aren’t copied to the cache source until absolutely necessary. Write-back caching is available on many microprocessors, including all Intel processors since the 80486. With these microprocessors, data modifications (e.g., write operations) to data stored in the L1 cache aren’t copied to main memory until […]