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What is Adware?

Adware, which is short for “Advertising-Supported Software” is any software which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it.

"Phishing" Defined

Why the term “Phishing?” The word “phishing” is really a play on words. In English, the letters “PH” are pronounced the same as the letter “F.” So “phishing” is pronounced in the same was as “fishing.” One of the dictionary definitions of fishing is “to seek something by roundabout means.” Since phishing is an action […]