Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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a secret series of characters (that might incorporate numerals or other symbols) which allows a user access to a program, subscriber Website or service, a network, or a computer system. Many people, in an effort to remember a password, use a birthday, anniversary or another easy to remember phrase. This is often what allows unauthorized individuals to easily break into a computer or otherwise gain access to a guarded system. An effective and hard to crack password might be: 8&!m>$t, because such a character string isn’t likely to be easily guessed. It is wise to change a password periodically.