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Glossary

In this list, you will find explanations of some terms frequently used in connection with Information Security. These will be explained in as simple terms as possible.

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Cache

Denotes fast buffer memory to be able to provide data quickly (in case of repeated access). In the context of the Internet, browsers will store content of websites visited, so that they don’t have to be re-downloaded during the next visit, and the site can therefore be displayed more quickly.


Cookie

Cookies are text files generated when browsing a website, and are stored on visitors’ computers. This facilitates the recognition of visitors during future visits. Visitors can for instance be automatically logged in, or items in their shopping cart restored, this way. Cookies are however also used by advertising networks to record user behaviour and display adverts in a targeted manner.


Cracker

Crackers have excellent skills just like hackers, but they use them with criminal intent to intrude into systems, crack passwords, steal, change or delete data, or to abuse a computer’s infrastructure. Crackers always intend to make money or obtain payable services by devious means.



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