Secure Socket Layer (SSL
SSL technology encodes information that is sent over the internet, helping to ensure that the information remains confidential.
A software programme that corrects known bugs or problems, or adds new features to a software programme already installed on your computer.
Is a method of capturing information contained in the magnetic strip of a card through a skimmer to be stored on an attached computer. This information is then used for online shopping or to make counterfeit credit cards.
A computer programme that enables computer hardware to work.
Software installed that’s designed to enhance or repair a previously installed computer programme.
Unsolicited junk email sent to large numbers of people to promote products or services.
An online identity theft scam. Typically, criminals send emails that look like they're from legitimate sources, but are not (see also ‘phishing’). The fake messages generally include a link to phoney or spoof websites where victims are asked to provide sensitive personal information. The information goes to criminals rather than the legitimate business. See also ‘phishing’.
A programme that’s loaded onto your computer without your knowledge. These programmes gather information from your computer activities and send them to an unknown source. If these programs often try to capture financial information that can be used to commit fraud.