Vocabulary

  • Cipher: Any method of transforming a message to concele its meaning.
  • Code: A system of words, letters, figures, or other symbols substituted for other words, letters, etc., especially for the purposes of secrecy.
  • Cypher: (Non-American spelling) see cipher definition
  • Digital Citizenship: The habits, actions, and consumption patterns through which people participate in online communities
  • Digital Footprint: A trail of data you create when using the internet, including websites visited, emails sent, information submitted, and social media activity.
  • Hyper Transfer Protocol Secure: A combination of the hypertext transfer protocol with the secure socket layer.
  • Internet: A global computer network
  • Malware: A malicious type of software
  • Network: A group or system of interconnected people or things
  • Online: Connected to a network or other devices
  • Personally identifiable information: Information that can be used to figure out who you are
  • Phishing: A type of scam that tricks you into following a malicious link or disclosing private information online.
  • Private: Belonging to you and not usually meant to be shared.
  • Pop-Up: An advertisement or window that “pops up” on your device
  • Privacy: Keeping information that belongs to you from being shared with others.
  • Recipient: The person who receives a message
  • Scam: A trick or misleading message
  • Sender: The person who sends a message
  • Social Engineering: Ways of tricking people into giving out confidential or personal information.
  • Social Media: Websites and applications where you can post opinions, links, images etc. (e.g.,Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)