The measure of how much data can be sent over a network connection, for example between your router and the broadband provider’s network, at a point in time.


Short for “binary unit”; this is a single digit of information, which is a 1 or 0.


A term used to describe high-speed Internet service. The term comes from the fact that a broad range of frequencies is used to attain high information exchange rates.


A program used to access content on the Internet.

brute-force attack

Defeating a password or encrypted data by successively trying a large number of possibilities; for example, exhaustively trying password combinations using a dictionary attack program.


A standard-size “chunk” of computer language or network ...

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