Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

hack tool

A tool that is used by a hacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer. One type of hack tool is a keystroke logger, which is a program that tracks and records individual keystrokes and can send this information back to the hacker.

A hacker uses hack tools to gain unauthorized access to a computer. One example of a hack tool is a keystroke logger (keylogger). Keylogger is a program that tracks and records individual keystrokes and sends this information back to the hacker.

Used by a hacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer. One example of a hack tool is a keystroke logger. A program that tracks and records individual keystrokes and can send this information back to the hacker.