Computer terms

Technology and Society Vocabulary


By: Gavin Gonzalez

A USB drive -- also known as a flash drive or keychain drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is lightweight enough to attach to a keychain. 

http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/USB-drive

USB Flash Drive

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a device, no longer widely used, for reading information on a 

punched card and transferring it to a computer Compare card punch

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/card-reader?s=t

Card Reader

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computer software distributed without charge. 

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/freeware?s=t

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Freeware

software that allows users on a network to work together 

and communicate effectively

software that allows users on a network to work together andcommunicate effectively

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Groupware

software intended to damage a computer, mobile 

device, computersystem, or computer network, or to 

take partial control over itsoperation:

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/malware?s=t

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Malware

Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.

https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source

 

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Open Source Software

Productivity software is a category of application programs that help users produce things such as documents, databases, graphs, worksheets and presentations. 

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/productivity-software

Productivity Software

Proprietary software is software that is owned by an individual or a company (usually the one that developed it). There are almost always major restrictions on its use, and itssource code is almost always kept secret.

 

http://www.linfo.org/proprietary.html

Proprietary Software

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Programs that are uncopyrighted because their authors intended to share them with everyone else are in the public domain.

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/public-domain-software

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Public Domain Software

Shareware is software that is distributed free on a trial basis with the understanding that the user may need or want to pay for it later.

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/definition/shareware

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Shareware

program that performs a very specific task, usually related to managing system resources.

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Utility Software

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Pharming is a scamming practice in which malicious code is installed on a personal computer or server, misdirecting users to fraudulent Web sites without their knowledge or consent.

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/pharming

Pharming

Phishing is a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn information such as login credentials or account information by masquerading as a reputable entity or person in email, IM or other communication channels.

 
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/phishing

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Phishing