Hi-tech crime: A glossary

Like many subjects, information security comes with its own terminology and the jargon can be opaque to outsiders. Click below to shed light on the murky world of cyber crime.

Adware
Blackhat
Bot
Botnet
Botnet herder
Bullet-proof hosting
Carder
Cash-out
Channel
Cross-site scripting
Dead-drop
DDoS
Drive-by download
Exploit
Firewall
Honeypot
IP Address

IRC
Keylogger
Malware
Man-in-the-middle
Packet sniffing
Phishing
Port
Roots
Script kiddie
Spyware
TCP
Trojan
Virus
Whitehat
Worm
Zero day
Zombie

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