Acronyms

Acronyms

 A ADP -Automated Data Processing AES – Advanced Encryption Standard AFC4A – Air Force C4 Agency AFI – Air Force Instruction AFIWC – Air Force Information Warfare Center AFOSI – Air Force Office of Special Investigation AFPD – Air...
Spyware

Spyware

“Spyware is a type of malware that specifically threatens the confidentiality of information. It gathers information about a user through an Internet connection without his or her knowledge. Spyware is sometimes bundled as a hidden component of freeware or...
Adware

Adware

“Adware (short for advertising-supported software) is a type of malware that automatically delivers advertisements. Common examples of adware include pop-up ads on websites and advertisements that are displayed by software. Often times software and applications offer...
Worms

Worms

A worm is a self-contained program that replicates and sends copies of itself to other computers, generally across a network. The worm’s purpose may be simply to reduce availability by using up network bandwidth, or it may take other nefarious actions. The main...
Bots

Bots

“Bots are software programs created to automatically perform specific operations. While some bots are created for relatively harmless purposes (video gaming, internet auctions, online contests, etc), it is becoming increasingly common to see bots being used...
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