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JPEG/JPG

JPEG or JPG for short is an image file format that stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group”, the name of the committee that developed it.  It is a very popular file type used by digital cameras and seen throughout the world wide web.  JPEG files use what is known as lossy compression, a method of

 
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Cookie

A cookie is a small data file that a remote website will place on your computer in order to remember you and your settings (session state) when revisiting at a future point in time. A common example of this would be a cookie placed by an email web page so that when you close the

 
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“IoT” – Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing number and types of devices that connect to the internet and access and share data with other devices and systems.  Traditionally this included computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, however the field is expanding to include an ever growing list of other devices such as home appliances, automobiles,

 
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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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