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.
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.
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.
Participate in one of our «eBanking – but secure!» courses (in GERMAN, FRENCH and ITALIAN language only) and learn how the «5 steps for your security» can protect you when e-banking!
Copyright © 2019 – All rights reserved. Lucerne School of Information Technologies