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Anonymizer - It is a service that allows people to surf the Web and send email anonymously.
For more information visit: (Due to censorship on your network, you might be unable to go to this site) Or refer to: Online Privacy Has Turned Into An Elaborate Game of Cat-and-Mouse Relevancy: 84; ( Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News ) Stephanie Stoughton, The Boston Globe; 11-20-2000.

Cookies - A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by Web sites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site.

Digital money (e-money or digital cash) - Is a system for the payment of goods or services by transmitting a unique number (like dollar bill serial numbers) from one computer to another. Each certificate is issued by a bank and represents a specified sum of real money. To obtain such a certificate, open an account at your bank; when purchasing such certificates, the money is withdrawn from this account. One of the key features of digital cash is that, like real cash, it is anonymous and reusable. There is no way to obtain information about the buyer. Source:

Direct Attacks - Any activity that is aimed towards breaking into a system, such as violating the security protocols and/or breaking into the cryptographic system itself. (Source: Doing Business on the Internet: Opportunities and Pitfalls by Sudweeks, Fay and Celia T. Romm.)

Electronic commerce (e-commerce ) - The conducting of business communication and transactions over networks and through computers. As most restrictively defined, electronic commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services, and the transfer of funds, through digital communications. However EC also includes all inter-company and intra-company functions (such as marketing, finance, manufacturing, selling, and negotiation) that enable commerce and use electronic mail, EDI, file transfer, fax, video conferencing, or interaction with a remote computer. Electronic commerce also includes buying and selling over the World-Wide Web and the Internet, electronic funds transfer, smart cards, digital cash.

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) - The exchange of standardized document forms between computer systems for business use. EDI is part of electronic commerce.

Electronic funds transfer (EFT, EFTS, - system) - Transfer of money initiated through electronic terminal, automated teller machine, computer, telephone, or magnetic tape. In the late 1990s, this increasingly includes transfer initiated via the World-Wide Web. The term also applies to credit card and automated bill payments.

Electronic mail - Messages sent and received electronically via telecommunication links, as between microcomputers or terminals. Also called e-mail.

Encryption - To scramble access codes to (computerized information) so as to prevent unauthorized access

Firewall - Any of a number of security schemes that prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to a computer network or that monitor transfers of information to and from the network.

GeoCities - headquartered in Santa Monica, California, operates the GeoCities Web site, a "virtual community" consisting of members' personal home pages organized into themed areas, called neighborhoods. GeoCities has over 2 million members, and industry reports have identified it as the third most frequently visited Web site accessed from consumers' homes. The GeoCities Web site can be found at source:

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Indirect Attacks - Any attempt to derive confidential information from the data that the user is authorized to have access to. (Source: Doing Business on the Internet: Opportunities and Pitfalls by Sudweeks, Fay and Celia T. Romm.)

Internet - A matrix of networks that connects computers around the world.

Smart cards - A plastic card resembling a credit card that contains a computer chip, which enables the holder to perform various operations, such as mathematical calculations, paying of bills, and the purchasing of goods and services.

Video conferencing - A discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places but can see and hear each other using electronic communications. Pictures and sound are carried by the telecommunication network and such conferences can take place across the world.

Web Browser - A program that accesses and displays files available on the World Wide Web.

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