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Author - Forrest Stroud

  • Forrest Stroud has been with the QuinStreet Enterprise network of technology websites for 18 years, during which time he has covered everything from consumer technology to small businesses and corporate data centers. He is also the editor of ServerWatch.

  • Anti-Malware

    Anti-malware refers to software tools and programs designed to identify and prevent malicious software, or malware, from infecting computer systems or electronic devices. »

  • Bootkit

    Bootkits extend the basic functionality of rootkits by infecting the master boot record (MBR) in order to remain active even after a system reboot. »

  • OpenStack Juno

    The successor to the Icehouse release of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, OpenStack Juno debuted on October 16, 2014 as the tenth release of OpenStack. »

  • WiGig

    WiGig is a technology based on the IEEE 802.11ad specification that can support data transfer speeds of up to 7Gbps (Gigabits per second). »

  • WiDi

    Short for Wireless Display, Intel WiDi is a technology developed to enable computers to seamlessly work with monitors and TVs without the need for cables or wires. »

  • Intel Skylake

    Intel Skylake is the codename for Intel's processor microarchitecture that serves as the successor to the Haswell and Broadwell architectures. »

  • Shellshock

    Shellshock is a bug that uses a vulnerability in the Unix command execution shell bash to potentially enable hackers to remotely run arbitrary code. »

  • Retina HD Display

    Retina HD Display is a marketing term first introduced by Apple with the debut of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. »

  • abstract data type

    Abstract data types are mathematical models of a set of data values or information that share similar behavior or qualities and that can be specified and identified independent of specific implementations. »

  • Google Dorking

    Google Dorking applies advanced search engine techniques and parameters to discover information that wouldn't show up during a normal web search. »

  • Apple Pay

    Apple Pay is a mobile payments service and digital wallet that handles secure payment transactions between contactless terminals and Apple iOS devices.. »

  • iPhone 6 Plus

    The iPhone 6 Plus is a larger version of the iPhone 6 that fits into the increasingly popular phablet category. »

  • Apple Watch

    The Apple Watch is a new smartwatch that operates as a small "wearable computing" device worn on a user's wrist. »

  • iPhone 6

    The sixth generation of Apple's immensely popular iPhone mobile smartphone. »

  • Google Pigeon

    Google Pigeon is a codename that refers to a new algorithm update for Google's Local Search search engine that debuted on July 24th, 2014. »

  • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Security

    Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Security refers to an enterprise-grade line of security products from Microsoft's security software product line. »

  • static data structure

    A static data structure is an organization or collection of data in memory that is fixed in size. »

  • Windows Defender

    Windows Defender is an anti-malware tool built into Windows 8 that is designed to protect computers from viruses, spyware and other forms of malware. »

  • Dynamic Data Structure

    A dynamic data structure (DDS) refers to an organization or collection of data in memory that has the flexibility to grow or shrink in size. »

  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Security Essentials is a free real-time anti-malware tool available for Microsoft's Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. »

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