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Cybersafety


The safe and responsible use of ICT – NetSafe has many resources to improve cybersafety in school, workplaces and the home.
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Adware


Adware is software that may have been installed on your computer by a remote website.
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Anti-virus software


Software which protects your computer or smartphone from viruses and other malware. Can be bundled with anti-spyware, anti-phishing and link checking tools into Internet Security Suites.
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App or Application


An application is a computer program used to accomplish specific tasks not contained in the computer’s operating system (for example, word processors, spreadsheets, and graphics programs).
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app or application


An application is a computer program used to accomplish specific tasks not contained in the computer’s operating system (for example, word processors, spreadsheets, and graphics programs).
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attachment


Refers to a file included with an email. Some file formats such as .zip, .exe, .xls or .jpg can be used to deliver malware or virus infections to unprotected computers.
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Avatar


The term used to refer to the graphical representation of a person’s alter ego, common in many role playing games and social networking sites.
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Bandwidth


The amount of data that can be transferred during a given timeframe.
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BANNER ADVERTISEMENT


A graphical advert on a website linked to the paying advertiser’s own external website.
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blacklist


A blacklist is a list of websites or terms which have been identified as inappropriate by a filter.
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