Glossary of Key Terms


American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)

A set of codes defining all the various keystrokes you could make, including letters, numbers, characters, and even the spacebar and return keys.

Anonymous remailing

The process of sending an email message to an anonymizer. The anonymizer strips identifying information from an email message before forwarding it with the anonymous mailing computer’s IP address.


The actions that perpetrators take to conceal their locations, activities, or identities.

Asymmetric cryptography

Cryptography wherein two keys are used: one to ...

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