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Phishing

Computing Term: Phishing

 
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HTTPS

HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, which stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol”, the method used to transfer data between your computer and a website.  The ‘S’ at the end of HTTP stands for ‘Secure’, which means that all data communication between your computer and the website are encrypted and unviewable by other parties in

 
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Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the access and use of various resources such as software programs, services and storage located on the internet as opposed to your local computer.  Cloud computing has grown in popularity in recent years because: It provides a centralized online point of access across multiple devices (PC, laptop, tablet, phone etc.) for multiple

 
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GUI

Pronounced “gooey”, GUI stands for Graphical User Interface.  It consists of graphic or visual elements such as windows, icons and buttons that allows a user to interact with a computer operating system.  GUI is distinguished from Command Line Interface (CLI), which is a purely text based way of submitting commands to a computer system.  The

 
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Defragmentation

The process of copying and deleting files on a computer hard drive can cause files to be broken up into pieces and stored in numerous locations throughout the drive.  Defragmentation is the process of grouping fragments of files on the drive into single locations called contiguous blocks.  Having all the parts of a file in

 
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