Security Jargon

  • Anti-Virus

    A software that protects your computer from viruses

  • Anti-spyware

    A software that protects your computer from spyware

  • Anti-Malware

    A software that protects your computer from programs that attempt to steal your credentials

  • Firewall

    A software that protects your connectivity each time a connection is attempted to or from the Internet

  • URL

    Also known as Uniform Resource Locator or address of a website. Example http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

  • Vishing

    Like email phishing, but the attack is through voice response menu system

  • Whaling

    Like email phishing, but the attack is targeted at top executives

  • Skimming

    Theft of your ATM card or credit card information by swiping the card through a device attached on the card slot of ATMs or fake credit card terminals

  • Scam

    A malicious activity where tricksters use fraudulent tactics to gain your confidence or scare you into giving out your personal identifiable information

  • Encryption

    A process where information is scrambled

  • HTTPS connection

    A secured connection where the URL starts with "https" in the address bar of your browser

  • Virus

    A malicious program that will destroy the data in your computer or steal your credentials

  • Trojans

    A hidden program installed stealthily into your computer to steal your credentials

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