Called either Day Zero or Zero-Day, it is an exploit that takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes publicly or generally known. Zero-Day exploits are usually posted by well-known hacker groups. Software companies may issue a security bulletin or advisory when the exploit becomes known, but companies may not be able to offer a patch to fix the vulnerability for some time after.
- Zero Administration Kit
Abbreviated as ZAK, the Zero Administration Kit is a Microsoft software kit designed for for Windows NT that allows network administrators to easily prevent some user actions, such as changes to desktop configurations, software installation, and other settings.
Short for zero configuration IP networking, a method of networking devices via an Ethernet cable without requiring configuration and administration. Zeroconf is able to allocate addresses without a DHCP server, translate between domain names and IP addresses without a DNS server, and find services, such as a printer, without a directory service. The technology is […]
Zeta is an operating system (OS) based on BeOS. Zeta is an attempt to update BeOS with support being added for new hardware, USB 2.0, VoIP, and other new support features. Zeta Version 1.0 was released in summer 2005. It has a large world-wide following, mainly based in Germany.
Pioneered by Philips Semiconductors, ZigBee is a low data rate, two-way standard for home automation and data networks. The standard originates from the Firefly Working Group and provides a specification for up to 254 nodes including one master, managed from a single remote control. Real usage examples of ZigBee includes home automation tasks such as […]
- Zip drive
A high-capacity floppy disk drive developed by Iomega Corporation. Zip disks are slightly larger than conventional floppy disks, and about twice as thick. They can hold 100 or 250 MB of data. Because they’re relatively inexpensive and durable, they have become a popular media for backing up hard disks and for transporting large files.