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A short, easy-to-remember name for an e-mail address, often the addressee's real name. A single address may have multiple aliases.


Internet; Network services

A method of securing a wireless network by verifying whether a user or device is allowed access to the network and defining the resources available to that user or device, preventing unauthorized ...

authentication method

Internet; Network services

A method of securing a wireless network.


Internet; Network services

A web slang of acronyms developed in the past decade, used as shorthand for communicating in cyberspace, e.g., in e-mails, instant messages and chat; for example, AFAIK for ‘as far as I know’, ATM ...

link farm

Internet; Internet security

On the World Wide Web, a link farm is any group of web sites that all hyperlink to every other site in the group. Although some link farms can be created by hand, most are created through automated ...

alternate newsgroup (alt.)

Internet; Network services

"alt." is the prefix for any of the hundreds of "alternate" user-originated newsgroup s that are part of Usenet . Like other newsgroups, each "alt." newsgroup is arranged in a hierarchy of topical ...

analog telephone adapter (ATA)

Internet; Network services

An analog telephone adaptor (ATA) is a device used to connect a standard telephone to a computer or network so that the user can make calls over the Internet. Internet-based long distance calls can ...

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