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adware
a software program that delivers advertising content in a manner that is unexpected and unwanted by the user
Basic Input / Output System (BIOS)
A coded program embedded on a processor chip that recognizes and controls different devices on the computer system.
boot virus
a virus that infects the Master Boot Record (MBR) of a hard disk drive.
bot herder
An attacker who controls several botnets
botnet
A group of zombie computers that are under the control of an attacker.
cells
The coverage areas for cellular communication.
cellular telephone (cell phones)
portable communications devices that function in a manner unlike wired telephones
channels
internet relay chat (irc) discussion forums
companion virus
a virus that adds a program to the operating system that is a copycat "companion" to a legitimate program.
EEPROM = Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
Non-volatile computer memory that can be electrically erased and rewritted repeatedly.
file infector virus
a virus that infects program executible files with an .exe or .com file extension.