Glossary Of Terms

Jan 12, 2010




Here are a few terms that you may find useful:


Also called calumny, vilification, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words) – is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an Individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image. It is usually a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed. More…


A term used for unverified and often anonymous online feedback. More…

Identity fraud

This occurs when one of more pieces of an individual’s personal information are used as a basis to create a profile for a nonexistent person. – More ….

Identity theft

This occurs when somebody steals your name and other personal information, such as a social security number, driver’s license number, and/or usernames and passwords, for fraudulent purposes, assuming your identity. More …


Is a scheme whereby criminal hackers redirect Internet traffic from one website to a different, identical-looking site in order to trick you into entering your username and password into the database on their fake site. Unbeknown  to you, these hackers have hijacked your computer into going to the fake site or hijacked the DNS server on your intended site. More …

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