Appendix A. Glossary

* Terms taken from the definitions and are included in Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, A Dictionary of Information Security Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms (IT Governance Publishing, 2007).


– Adware (spelled all lower case) is the name given to any software application in which advertising banners are displayed on the web page. The advertisements can generally be viewed through pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen[50].


– (Asynchronous JavaScript and Extensible Markup Language or XML) is a set of technologies which enable greater processing to be carried out on the client computer, rather than the server. In the traditional web application, the user clicked and then waited some number of ...

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