Card Set Information
Computer Essentials Class Notes
uniform resource locator. it's the address of each website
internet's way of keeping track of you. a small program that is built into a web page you might visit
same as "favorites" a way for your browser to keep track of sites that you like
same as hyperlink
Reload or Refresh
brings your comuter to the same page you're looking at with updated information on it
the proper way to behave online
short for web browser, it is the tool (software program) that allows you to surf the web. Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla Firefox.
the highest level name of the website
a word you might use to search for a website
also known as a cracker, a person who breaks into a site through a computer's security
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. protocol that defines how meesages are formatted and transmitted over the World Wide Web.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. Protocol that connects computers to the internet. Tells computers how to exchange information over the internet.
will take you from one internet site to the next with a simple click of your mouse. same as a link.
File Transfer Protocol. it's the tool you would use to transfer files through the internet from one computer to another.
a program that has been written, usually by a hacker, to cause corruption of data on a computer. attached to an executable file that spreads from one file to anotheronce the program is executed
a virus that makes many copies of itself, resulting in the consumption of system resources that slows down or halts tasks
a virus that does not cause damage until a certian date or until the system has been booted a certain amount of times
a virus triggered by the appearence or disapearence of specified data
a virus does something different from what is expected to do
software you can use for free for a certian periodof time
Illegal copying or use of software
a program that searches the web looking for links