The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format that is commonly used for transferring documents online. PDF files are displayed the same way on any system, regardless of the system’s hardware, software, and operating system.
Pharming sets up a website that contains copies of pages from a legitimate website in order to capture confidential information from users, such as credit card, bank account, social security numbers and other sensitive personal information.
Polymorphic viruses are complex file infectors that can create modified versions of itself to change physical forms to avoid detection yet retain the same basic routines after every infection. To vary their physical file makeup during each infection,
Point of Sale (PoS) malware is malware that gets information gathered from the credit cards by the application running on the PoS system and steals it, similar to how an information stealer would from a browser.
Potentially risky software (also known as grayware) refers to applications that have annoying, undesirable, or undisclosed behavior but do not fall into any of the major threat (ie. Virus or Trojan horse) categories.
A protocol refers to a set of rules enabling computers or devices to exchange data with one another with as few errors as possible. Protocols define both how data is processed and how it is transmitted. Popular protocols in use today include TCP/IP,
Protocol gateways, also known as protocol translators, are small non-descript devices that function as translators for various protocols and physical layers. This allows devices that operate industrial facilities to communicate with one another.