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Control Character

A special, non-printing character that begins, modifies, or ends a function, event, operation or control operation. The ASCII character set...

Log On

(v.) To make a computer system or network recognize you so that you can begin a computer session. Most personal...

Odd Parity

The mode of parity checking in which each 9-bit combination of a data byte plus a parity bit contains an...

Antivirus Program

A utility that searches a hard disk for viruses and removes any that are found. Most antivirus programs include an...

Clone

A computer, software product, or device that functions exactly like another, better-known product. In practice, the term refers to any...

Password

A password is secret series of characters that enables a user to access a file, computer, or program. On multi-user...

CRC – cyclic redundancy check

Short for cyclic redundancy check, a common technique for detecting data transmission errors. Transmitted messages are divided into predetermined lengths...

Hacking

Hacking is the practice of entering a computing system and exploring its weaknesses, including both hardware and software. This exploration...

Access Code

Same as password, a series of characters and numbers that enables a user to access a computer.

Hacker

A slang term for a computer enthusiast, i.e., a person who enjoys learning programming languages and computer systems and can...