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Terminology

 

Link

The commonly used short form of the word 'hyperlink', which refers to a navigational element of a web page.

The terms 'hyperlink' and 'link' are used to describe a connection between one webpage to another. Links are coded on the standards of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML).

Links are most commonly created using single words or a text string - typically, a particular word on a webpage is highlighted coded in such a way that clicking on it will 'jump' the user to another page. In recent years it has become common to use images as links as well.

Links can be a security concern if they are deliberately set to lead an unsuspecting user to a malicious webpage. This is a common ploy used in various types of attacks, including:

- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) attacks
- Trojans
- Driveby downloads
- Phishing/ Pharmin

 

 

Linux

A non-proprietary operating system (OS) popularly used for computer networks and corporate servers, and to a lesser extent, for work and home users.

Linux can run on a wide variety of hardware platforms including those from PowerPC, ARM and IBM.

Though long considered a 'techie's-only' operating system, general consumer usage of Linux is on the raise with the popularity of Netbook class laptops.

 

 

 

Classifications

Malware

A classification term used by F-Secure to indicate the potential severity of threat a program may pose to the user's computer system and/or confidential information.

 

Articles

About Detection Names

A quick guide to Detections - why they are important, how they work and how to read them. Also includes Generic Detections and how they differ from traditional Detections.